The Kop think it is their year, and Liverpool’s 4-0 thrashing of West Ham at Anfield was just the start they were looking for.
With the midfield and the goalkeeping issues having been fixed, the centre-back question still lingers around the club. While not even the harshest critic would question Dejan Lovren’s development since Virgil van Dijk’s arrival at his side, the Croat remains prone to injury (out for three weeks with a pelvis problem right now), as do Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan, the other options.
A key takeaway from Saturday, consequently, happens to be the fielding of 21-year-old Joe Gomez as CB and the chemistry he struck with VVD, as is evident from the endearing high five the two shared following a successful snatching of the ball off Arnautović by Gomez and Robertson.
Gomez looks intent on learning all he can from the world’s most expensive defender. And the picture looks great for Liverpool’s future.
Check out the video of the moment here: