Liverpool youngster Joe Gomez has signed a new five-year contract at the club, tying his future to the Anfield side until ​2022. 

The Reds defender missed a significant amount of 2016 with a serious knee injury, but is thought to have impressed Jurgen Klopp since returning from a 15-month absence. 

Speaking to the club's website, he said: “It was a very easy decision. It is a great club and when it was mentioned about me extending my time here, it’s not something I had to think very long about. I’m very happy it’s done now and I’ll just look to push on.

“It’s massive. It means a lot to me – it’s a massive gesture from the club to show that trust and faith in me. That’s why it was so important I did the same and done it so quickly, because I’m very happy here. I’ve loved living here and playing here and learning under the new manager, so it was a quick decision.”

Speaking on his recovery from injury, he said: “I feel good, very good. I’m back training normally and have been for a good while now. Obviously, it was nice to get some minutes in the last two FA Cup games.

“Now it’s about me trying to push on and keep learning – learning from the team. I’ve got good role models in front of me: Dejan, Joel, Ragnar, Lucas and so on. It’s a great environment for me to be in and I’m just trying to learn each day from them, as well as trying to push and challenge them at the same time. It’s good and I feel good.”

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