Joe Gomez pens new Anfield contract

Joe Gomez has extended his Liverpool contract to 2027

Joe Gomez has extended his Liverpool contract to 2027.

The England international, 25, puts pen to paper on a five-year deal on Thursday afternoon.

Gomez, who was reportedly targeted by Aston Villa this summer, joined Liverpool from Charlton Athletic in June 2015 and has since won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup with the Anfield club.

However, the player - who can operate as either a centre-back or at full-back - has been unfortunate with injuries during his time on Merseyside, twice damaging his anterior cruciate ligament, as well as fracturing his leg.

As a result, Gomez has made 142 appearances in total in seven years, while last season, despite being fit, he featured in just 21 matches in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Speaking to Liverpool's official website after putting pen to paper, Gomez said : "It's obviously a special moment for me and my family.

"Another one that you dream of as a kid and one I don't take for granted.

"It is an unbelievable place to be; in my eyes, probably one of the best - if not the best - clubs in the world at the minute. The opportunity to extend my stay here was an easy decision to make, really.

"Obviously, I have been here quite a while now, but in the grand scheme of things I still feel young and, like you say, the best years are ahead of me. I have got more to learn and the time to do that.

"I think I have the platform here to do it with the manager and the coaching staff around me and my teammates, to make sure the best years are ahead.

"I think as a group, the sky is the limit. We want to go one, if not two, better than last season and aim for it all.

"We definitely have the ability to do that and the belief is there, it's just about us taking it one game at a time, like we did last season, and just being true to ourselves, playing the way we play under the gaffer's guidance.

"Who is to say we can't go on to do more than we did last season?"

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