Liverpool’s young defender Joe Gomez has signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool to keep him at Anfield until 2024.
Gomez has made 59 appearances for the current Premier League leaders since joining from Charlton for £3.5m in 2015 and earned six England caps.
“I’ve been at the club a few years now and have had the pleasure to play for Liverpool and experience what that means, so I am delighted to get the chance to extend my contract here.
“I love the club, I love playing and learning here, and I am happy for that to continue.”
The 21-year-old is currently sidelined for up to six weeks after suffering a fractured leg during Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Burnley last Wednesday night.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: “Joe’s development and progression has been outstanding in the past couple of seasons and I only see his trajectory heading in an upward direction.
“He is so keen to learn and so keen to improve that I think his potential has no limit. Already this season we have seen him mature on the pitch and the credit for that goes 100 per cent to Joe himself for the attitude he has.
“His versatility is something that makes him even more valuable. He can play centre-half in almost any system you can think of, plus both full-back positions.
“It is no exaggeration to say he is one of England’s best defenders already, but when you keep in mind he is still very young the room for further improvement and development is just so exciting.
“Off the pitch, I think I recently described him as ‘the nicest boy on the planet’ – and I mean it.
“He is so humble, so grounded, that it is a pleasure for me, my staff and the other players to work with him every day at Melwood.”
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