4 apps, 1 goal: Liverpool No.12 “getting better every game” after injury – teammate

As he continues his recovery from a long-term injury, Joe Gomez is “getting better every game” in Liverpool’s Under-23 side, according to Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Gomez sustained an ACL injury after just five Premier League matches of his debut campaign with Liverpool, following a summer 2015 transfer from Charlton Athletic.

The left-back impressed in that brief run under Brendan Rodgers, but was then ruled out until November 2016.

While Gomez played in three FA Cup fixtures for Jurgen Klopp this year, he has since dropped back into the U23 set-up, as he builds match-fitness.

The England youth international has made four appearances in the Premier League 2 thus far, scoring a goal in his latest outing, against Reading this week.

Alexander-Arnold – another young Liverpool full-back who flits between the first-team and junior side – has now praised the recent displays of Gomez.

The Liverpool academy graduate told the club’s official website: “It’s been quite a tough year for him but he’s back now and he’s looking strong and fit.

“He’s getting better every game and you can see that with his performances and he capped it off with a goal.

“It’s about keeping your fitness up and trying to show the manager and everyone what you can do and why you’re involved with the first-team. I think that’s important.”

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