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Liverpool defender Joe Gomez: I just want to play freely

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez admits his time at Anfield has been frustrating.

The 24-year-old suffered a cruciate ligament injury just months after signing for the club in 2015 and has endured spells on the sidelines in each of his five full campaigns at Anfield.

"It's always about striving for more. As a team, we want to keep creating history and win more trophies," he said when asked what he hopes to achieve at Anfield.

"On a personal level, for me, it's about appearances and playing more over a long period.

"At times, I have felt like opportunities have been cut short when I have got injured. It's about playing freely and trying to help the team as much as possible."

He added: "I have evolved as a person and in terms of learning how to manage myself and dealing with pressure, expectations and the psychological battles of coming back from injuries. There have been a lot of ups and downs, but I wouldn't change it."

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