This week's juiciest Champions League fixture was the clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool. The French outfit came out on top with a 2-1 win, putting them in prime position to qualify for the next round.
Absolutely woeful first half and lucky to still be in this game. Joe Gomez isn’t a right back, he happens to be a cracking CB. This midfield has ZERO creativity. Changes need to be made.— Liverpool Fan (@LiverpoolFan365) 28 November 2018
No idea what we do anymore, completely lost our identity. Joe Gomez has had a nightmare #LFC— Connor McMullen (@ConnorMcMullen1) 28 November 2018
Joe Gomez looks shaky tonight could have blocked first goal— Vman313 (@ballymacrd) 28 November 2018
PSG forwards are attacking lug LFC forwards from last year, Firminio too deep and back to goal all the time now. Gomez final ball not good enough and lazy track back for the first goal. Not natural position #lfc— Stephen Donnelly (@Stedonly) 28 November 2018
Liverpool look jaded,with no spark,no rhythm. Gomes,Wijnaldum are the stand-out garbage in a garbage performance. Getting out played all over the pitch. Here's to a much improved 2nd half. #LFC— Davy "Three Cakes" Acko (@Davy_Acko) 28 November 2018
The criticism seems somewhat harsh considering just how good Gomez has been for Jurgen Klopp's team this season. But the performance seems to suggest that he is much better suited to pairing Virgil van Dijk in the centre of the defence as opposed to being shifted out to right back.
The youngster has certainly enhanced his reputation in recent months and has earned a fair amount of praise from those who have have kept an eye on his development this season.
Praise of the very highest order for Joe Gomez pic.twitter.com/5IQOisRdcb— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 28 November 2018
But football is a cruel game a single poor performance in one big game is all it takes before fans start to question the worth of some players.
Gomez and Liverpool will face a shot at redemption in the final game of the UCL group stages where they will need to beat Napoli by two or more goals to have a hope of qualification.
Source : 90min