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"Complete shambles", "He's the future": Twitter argues over Gomez display

Liverpool scraped a thrilling victory in the Champions League on Wednesday night, beating Red Bull Salzburg 4-3. The Reds went 3-0 up after 36 minutes before a valiant comeback by the visitors brought the score back to 3-3. Joel Matip was injured and unavailable for the game, allowing Joe Gomez to step back into the side. Gomez lost his place in the team following a tragic leg break against Burnley last winter, the England international had been in fine form up until that point but Joel Matip took his opportunity with both hands and has been undroppable since replacing JoGo.

Joe Gomez has divided fans. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

It was a disasterclass at times by Liverpool last night. There was a rare off day for Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez followed the leader. The best defender in the world was turned inside out by Hwang Hee-Chan in the first half for Red Bull Salzburg’s opening goal. Gomez took note of Virgil’s lunging in and carried out his own brash piece of play early in the second half, the returning Englishman charged at a visiting attacker near the halfway line, giving away a free kick when the opposition player wasn’t in a threatening position. Gomez had put himself out of position in the process and the visitors were quick to capitalise on this, leading to their 3rd goal.

Twitter has reacted in divise nature to the Joe Gomez show.

This Red found his performing frustrating to say the least.

However, one Red thought he was being scapegoated.

People pointed out that Matip has asserted himself as the better option.

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But stats did come to Gomez’ defence

The England player’s performance gave one Red flashbacks to a darker time.

However sensibility prevailed for some, pointing out he’s returning from a long absence.

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