Alan Hutton has claimed that Joe Gomez is struggling to play at a excessive stage on a constant foundation for Liverpool.
The England worldwide was sensational within the 1-0 win over Manchester Metropolis, although has since struggled to ship on the pitch.
“We all know he is an efficient participant however if you find yourself at Liverpool you need to play at a excessive stage, constantly, week in week out,” the previous Aston Villa star informed Soccer Insider.
“You’re beneath a microscope at occasions and I believe that’s the place his issues come from, that consistency. He perhaps simply switches off at times.
“This Liverpool workforce will not be used to being attacked as a lot with the defence being put beneath a lot stress.
“With Konate coming again respiration down his neck, you do really feel for Gomez however it’s worthwhile to play at a excessive stage week in week out to remain within the workforce.”
The arrival of Ibrahima Konate, following his return from damage, introduced some much-needed solidity to the backline, which can seemingly price the No.2 his place within the starting-XI come the conflict with Tottenham on Sunday.
We all know there’s a world-class participant within the former Charlton Athletic youth prospect, although a scarcity of consistency does imply he’s at a substantial drawback in terms of his competitors for the function.
It’s a constructive signal of the standard and depth at our disposal so far as the centre-back spots are involved and competitors can solely be a great factor for Gomez going ahead.
Let’s hope it may possibly unearth some consistency within the Englishman and permit him to get again to giving Jurgen Klopp a range headache in his backline as soon as extra.