With the January transfer window fast approaching, Huddersfield Town may target Liverpool’s Joe Gomez on a short-term loan deal, to solidify the defence.
While manager David Wagner won’t discuss it, he is already looking ahead to the January transfer window. In particular, he will be considering ways to improve the team’s faltering forward line.
However, Wagner will also be looking to address a defence, which has allowed 15 goals in the last seven games, after an excellent start to the season. What has been particularly alarming, are the number of mental errors made at the back, both individually and as a team.
With this in mind, who will the Terriers look to, in order to solidify the rear line? According to Elliot Wheat-Bowen of Football League World, the solution could well be Joe Gomez.
Liverpool are expected to make Gomez available in January, on a short-term loan until the end of the season. However, with a number of other Championship clubs expected to express an interest, would Huddersfield stand a chance of signing him?
The simple answer is yes, and it all comes down to Wagner’s relationship with Jurgen Klopp. The two men were teammates at Mainz back in the early 1990s and later became management colleagues at Borussia Dortmund.
As Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com, before his team’s friendly with Huddersfield back in July: “David Wagner is one of my best friends, maybe my best friend.”
If such a move comes to fruition, it will undoubtedly provide a significant boost to Huddersfield, who are looking to get their promotion challenge back on track. Football analysts rave about Gomez, describing him as the complete footballer.
The Catford, London native is regarded as a composed ball-playing centre back, who has been compared to Rio Ferdinand. In addition, his strength and athleticism means he can also play at either full back position if required.
Gomez started his professional career at Charlton Athletic, before Liverpool signed him on a five-year deal in June 2015, for a fee of £3.5 million. With just five appearances so far in the Premier League due to dealing with a serious knee injury, a loan deal with Huddersfield would benefit both the player and the team.
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