Liverpool defender, James Milner has come out to say that he is devastated for Joe Gomez after his recent injury.
He recently revealed that he is not happy with how the youngster’s career has been riddled with regular spells on the sidelines.
According to him, everyone is focusing on Virgil van Dijk’s injury at the club, but Gomes has not had it easy either.
He added that Joe Gomez is a nice guy who has continued to improve at Liverpool, so he deserves all the support he can get.
His words, “We’ve spoken about Virg a lot, Joe is exactly the same. Devastated for him,”
“An amazing guy, first and foremost and most importantly, and you don’t want to see it happen to anyone but [especially not] someone like him. As a player, how good he is as well. People forget how young he is and what he’s done at this club already and how much he has improved and continues to improve.
“He’s still really young. He’s been through this once before with a bad injury and came through it stronger, so if anybody has got the mental fortitude to deal with this, it’s him. He has been through it before and he came back stronger, and I’m sure that will be the case again.
“Obviously we’re gutted for him and how well he’s been playing as well. Not only for him as a player and a person, but also for us as a team it’s obviously a big miss.
“But, like I say, he’s mentally very strong and he’ll get through it and come back stronger. We’re obviously all here with him and supporting him as much as we can.”
On Liverpool, “We’re blessed to have a lot of good players in the squad, there’s always competition for places.
“The guys who have stepped into the team in recent weeks, at centre-half and any position, have done very well. Rhys and Nat as well. There’s options there. Fabinho has done very well when he has played.
“That’s what you have to do as a squad, at times in the season you have to make changes and adapt to new formations and sometimes new positions. We’re fortunate to have a lot of good players in the squad and players who can adapt to different positions and deal with that.
“We’re lucky to have those options, and I’m sure the manager will work out the best way we’re going to go and go from there.”
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