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Joe Gomez Says "It was a massive honour" to Captain Liverpool Against Norwich

Liverpool beat Daniel Farke's Norwich side in the Carabao Cup and returning centre-back Joe Gomez gives his thoughts on the game.

Joe Gomez is yet to get much game time this season. Along with Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk, Gomez returned from a long-term injury at the beginning of the season.

Jurgen Klopp has seemed to prefer a partnership of Matip and Virgil for the Premier League, leaving Gomez out of the side.

However, he did return to the starting line-up against Norwich yesterday with new boy Ibrahima Konate. 

Joe Gomez

Gomez was one of the standout players and oozed class whenever he got on the ball. Here's what he had to say after the game.

“It was a massive honour. I’m relishing every minute and on top of that, to be able to captain the side was unbelievable. I really enjoyed it. You’re responsible to try to lead as best you can.

“The boys, everyone is unbelievable so there’s not much you need to say; it’s just about trying to be confident and give as much encouragement as possible.

Jurgen Klopp Ibrahima Konate

“I know I’m at a top team with unbelievable players around me and part of that is just trying to play your part to push them. Aside from that, it’s just patience.

“I’m enjoying being part of it and being fit. I’m at a great facility with great people, a great club. I’ve got to enjoy that and just be ready for when the time comes.”

Gomez also heaped a lot of praise on his teammate Takumi Minamino after his performance against the Canaries.

“Taki is a top player. He’s not always out there, he’s not always getting the headlines, but he applies himself every day in training and quietly goes about his business. He’s really grown in stature.

Takumi Minamino

“Look at how smart the finishing was for his two goals. He took them so well. He’s a poacher. It wasn’t an easy time for a player to join with the lockdowns. It’s completely different now having the fans back. It will feel like being part of a new club again for Taki.

“I think given time he will keep showing what he’s capable of. It’s hard to come in without much rhythm and contribute the way he did so hats off to him. He had waited for this chance.”

The centre-back also went on to applaud the three debutants, Conor Bradley, Kaide Gordon and Tyler Morton.

Kaide Gordon

"They all did unbelievable. A special mention to each and every one of them. We saw glimpses in pre-season of how good they are, a lot of training sessions they come up and train with us. They all did unbelievable.

"It’s not easy to come away without much rhythm and make your debut away at a tough place like this. Each of them did especially well.”

Hopefully we get to see more of Gomez this season because he certainly showed Klopp what he can offer.