Liverpool star, Joe Gomez has said the club still have an unfinished business in the Premier League after losing out on the title to Manchester City last season.
Gomez partnered with Virgil van Dijk in the first half of the last campaign before injury curtailed his season, but he’s fit and raring to go again.
And when asked if there was a sense of unfinished business among the players with just over a month to go until the new season,he told the club’s website;
“Definitely. He (Jurgen Klopp) said that this morning in the meeting.
“We can be happy and proud of the achievement but we’ve got so much more work to do and so many ways to improve as well.
“The Premier League was so close and I think that’s all the motivation we need, that we were so close but so far at the same time in the fact that we didn’t get it.
“It’s something we want to get this year and to do so we can’t get complacent or dwell on what happened last season, we have to hit the ground running again now.”
The bulk of the Liverpool squad are back in pre-season training now with the first friendly, against Tranmere at Prenton Park in three days time.
“Obviously it is as intense as you’d expect when you first come back, a lot of running and dusting the cobwebs off,” Gomez added.
“But it feels good, it’s nice to be back. It was nice to end on such a high last season and we just want to carry on where we left off and keep the momentum going.”
In Gomez’s absence last season Joel Matip played the bulk of the games at centre-half;
“I’ve played a number of positions over the years I’ve been here.
“I like to excel in one and nail that spot but I’m happy to play wherever for the team and the manager.
“It’s just about development in whatever way I can and doing all the extra bits I can to develop off the pitch as well as on it. Hopefully things fall into place.
“This is my fifth season now and I’ve had a lot of experience at the club and learned a lot here. But I’m still so young, I’ve got so much left to learn. I’ve got to keep developing, keep progressing and stay hungry.”