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​Rush urges Aston Villa boss Gerrard to sign Liverpool defender Gomez

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard should sign Liverpool defender Joe Gomez.

That is the opinion of Reds legend Ian Rush, who believes Gomez would be an outstanding fit at Villa.

The young centre-back has struggled for game time at the Anfield club this term, as he is behind Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip in the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp.

"Transfer rumours are beginning to circulate, as always at this time of year, and one of the names being linked with a move away from Anfield is Joe Gomez, who has struggled for game-time this season as he continues his comeback from a bad injury last season," Rush told

"Apparently Steven Gerrard is interested in bringing him to Aston Villa and I can see why – he's a quality player and there's no doubt he would strengthen Aston Villa, that's all Stevie will have in his mind.

"But I think Liverpool would be wise to keep hold of him. There are always transfer rumours when the January transfer window is around the corner and it's difficult to know what to believe, but I don't see Liverpool looking to offload many players.

"From Joe's point of view, I suppose he will be starting to think about the 2022 World Cup. He'll want to be a part of that but he needs to be playing regular football if he's to go to Qatar.

"But if he can get a few more games under his belt and get his match fitness up then I still see him as a key part of this Liverpool squad.

"We'll just have to see how it pans out for him, but I think January would be too soon for him to jump ship. I'd like to see him stay and fight for his place because, for me, when he's in peak condition he's a world class defender."

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