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Aston Villa expected to make move for Liverpool defender this week

Aston Villa expected to make move for Liverpool defender this week

Aston Villa have been credited with an interest in Liverpool centre-back, Joe Gomez.

Gomez joined Liverpool in 2015 from Charlton but has fallen down the defensive pecking order of late.

The centre-back, now 24, appears to be Liverpool’s 4th choice centre-back option behind Vigil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate.

So far this term, Gomez has made just four Premier League appearances totalling 12 minutes of action.

And now, Football Insider are reporting that Aston Villa have not given up hope of prising Joe Gomez from Liverpool this month, with Steven Gerrard’s side expected to make another move for Gomez this week.

Gerrard is also said to be a huge admirer of Gomez, whilst FI claim that Liverpool are likely to offload one senior centre-back before the January window closes and though that was expected to be Nat Phillips, Gomez now seemingly has an uncertain future.

Aston Villa expected to make move for Liverpool defender this week

Joe Gomez of Liverpool has struggled for game time this season under Jurgen Klopp, making just four league appearances. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Aston Villa’s smart recruitment

Should Gomez indeed sign for Villa, it would likely cap off what has been a very solid transfer window to date.

The Midlands-based outfit have secured two senior signings so far this month in the form of Philippe Coutinho, on loan from Barcelona, and Lucas Digne on a permanent deal from Everton.

The pair have had an instant impact. Coutinho would score on his Villa debut, coming off the bench to net in their 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Digne, meanwhile, provided a key assist over the weekend as Aston Villa saw off the Frenchman’s former club by one goal to nil:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 36 72 89
2 Liverpool FC 36 65 86
3 Chelsea FC 36 42 70
4 Tottenham Hotspur 37 24 68
5 Arsenal FC 36 11 66
6 Manchester United 37 1 58
7 West Ham United 36 11 55
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 -3 50
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 36 -4 47
10 Leicester City 35 -4 45
11 Crystal Palace 35 4 44
12 Aston Villa 35 -1 43
13 Brentford FC 36 -8 43
14 Newcastle United 36 -21 43
15 Southampton FC 36 -20 40
16 Everton FC 35 -19 36
17 Burnley FC 36 -18 34
18 Leeds United 36 -38 34
19 Watford FC 36 -38 23
20 Norwich City 36 -56 21

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 22
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 21
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 18
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 16
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 14
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 13
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 13
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 11
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 11
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 11
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 11
Maddison, James Leicester City 10
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 10
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 10