As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Liverpool defender Gomez: Atletico Madrid defeat adds to motivation

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez says the team is even hungrier after losing against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

Gomez was disappointed as the Reds fell 1-0 away from home against Atletico after conceding an early goal.

But he knows it is a two-legged affair, and believes all the players are determined to progress to the last eight.

The England international defender told Liverpool's official website as they prepare for a visit from West Ham on Monday: "It's disappointing and not something we're used to.

"But if anything, it just gives us that motivation to bounce back and make it right as quickly as possible. Sometimes it happens and you need to take the positives from it.

"It gives us that hunger again – not that we didn't have it but we just want to bounce back and make it right. That's what we'll try to do."

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free