England and Liverpool defender, Joe Gomez has signed a five-and-half-year new long-term contract extension with Liverpool that will see him remain at the club till 2024.
Joe Gomez who is still just 21, extended his three-and-a-half-year deal at Melwood on Monday morning, saying he is delighted to be extending his stay with the Reds.
Speaking to the club website, Liverpoolfc.com, Joe Gomez had this to say on his new deal:
“Signing this new deal means the world to me.
“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.”
Joe Gomez since joining Liverpool in 2015 from Charlton Athletic has recorded 59 appearances for the team, and would have added more caps, but he has been in and out of injury since 2015, to which he said:
“There have been a lot of highs and lows, it’s my fourth season now and every one has been different,” he continued. “Obviously I would like to have had a few less setbacks along the way, but it has all been part of my journey – one that I have loved and embraced. I have learned so much.
“There have been good times on the pitch as well. Hopefully that can continue. I am learning under a great manager and great coaching staff and have all the tools around me to keep progressing and learning. I am looking forward to it.”
According to the report by the Merseyside media, Joe Gomez is currently facing up to another spell on the sidelines due to a lower-leg fracture picked up against Burnley last week, though thankfully he’s set to return sooner rather than later in the New Year.
And the No.12 is relishing the prospect of playing a key role in helping bring silverware back to Anfield over the coming years.
“All the signs show where the club is heading, where our team is heading,” he stated. “We got so close last year in the European competition and in the league this year, we’ve shown such good character in the start to the season so far.
“[It’s] our best start ever as club, so that shows if there is ever a time to have belief in the club and where we’re going, it is now.” he said.