Liverpool exit 'on the cards' for Joe Gomez amid Villa interest - Whelan

By Noel Whelan

14th May, 2022 | 12:47pm

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Noel Whelan has suggested a move out of Liverpool is”on the cards” for Joe Gomez amid interest from Aston Villa.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 24-year-old may hold talks with Jurgen Klopp over his game time ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

As revealed by Football Insider back in February, Gomez is a priority target for Steven Gerrard this summer after failing to tempt Liverpool into letting him leave in January.

The Mirror (12 May) report the Villa boss is hoping to take advantage of the defender’s fall down the pecking order at Anfield.

Whelan admitted the lack of regular action may lead to discussions between Gomez and Klopp over a possible move.

Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I think the fact that Steven Gerrard’s dipping into his old club is one thing. He obviously likes the player.

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“I think he’s a very good player, quite frankly. You’ve got Joel Matip and Konate ahead of you. He’s now fourth in the pecking order when it comes to centre-halves.

“There might be a discussion between the player and manager. If there is a possibility, I think Jurgen Klopp’s a fair man. I think he’ll be very honest with Joe Gomez regarding his future, regarding game time next season.

“They’ve got cover for the right back areas as well. That’s been covered at left-back and right-back.

“It’s only that central defence area he’s got an opportunity to play. I think it’s one thing, the fact that Steven Gerrard’s interested. There could be a possible deal on the cards there come the end of the season.”

Gomez has played 20 times across all competitions for Liverpool this season.

However, he has just three league starts under his belt.

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