Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman doesn’t understand why Jurgen Klopp uses centre-back Joe Gomez as an ‘inverted right-back’ as the defender was deployed in that position during Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Wolves.
The centre-back is often used as a right-back by the German coach despite being a centre-back but the inverted role was too much for the 26-year-old on Saturday, who is not the same profile of player as Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Wolves’ Pedro Neto ran rings around Gomez during the first half of the match on Saturday and McManaman wasn’t happy with the Liverpool defender’s role, as he told Premier League Productions (16/09/23 at 8:35 pm).
“Joe Gomez is now playing like this inverted right-back,” said McManaman. “He is starting at right-back, then going and playing into centre midfield.
“He doesn’t need to do that.”
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Author : Darren Looney
Publish date : 2023-09-17 11:49:13
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