Joe Gomez made his comeback from injury as a second-half substitute in Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
Indeed, Gomez played the final 24 minutes of the quarter-final second leg, which saw the Reds book their spot in the semi-finals of the competition.
It was the defender’s first outing since he fractured his leg against Burnley in the Premier League back in December.
And the 21-year-old’s return at this stage of the campaign is absolutely huge.
Indeed, Gomez – a 2015 arrival from Charlton Athletic – was excellent in the opening months of the campaign.
In fairness to Joel Matip, the 27-year-old has been pretty good in recent weeks, but Gomez and Virgil van Dijk would be Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice pairing when everyone is fit.
As expected, the Liverpool fans were absolutely delighted to see Gomez make his return to the field on Wednesday night.
And a selection of their Twitter reaction can be seen below:
THANK GOD YOU’RE BACK!
— Anfield Brasil (@Anfieldbr) April 17, 2019
So good to see you back???
— Amy (@AmyLFC11) April 17, 2019
My man ? So happy to see you on the pitch again. Continue to boss it Joe ?
— Gas (@officialGass) April 17, 2019
Amazing to see u back on the pitch ❤️❤️
— Ellieeee (@elroxannee) April 17, 2019
So happy to see you back on the pitch.
Been way too, way too long, not seeing you glide magnificently past players mate.
Stay fit & stop them attacks.??
Keep going, we love you❤?
— Salahmander (@nova_stine) April 17, 2019
Great to see you back Joe, did well when you came on
— Stephen Taylor (@SteTaylor1996) April 17, 2019
So glad to see you back Joe! YNWA
— Dan (@OutrageousRobbo) April 17, 2019
Welcome back Joe! ??????
— The Egyptian Kop (@TheEgyptianKop) April 17, 2019
Absolutely boss to see you back on the pitch
— Gary (@garydb72) April 17, 2019