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Joe Gomez has sights set on two wins to seal title for Liverpool


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Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has his sights set on the two victories that the club needs to seal their first ever Premier League title.

Before the coronavirus pandemic forced the league to shut down, the Reds needed a Monday night win against Merseyside rivals Everton followed by a home win against Crystal Palace five days later to be crowned champions.

The order of fixtures may change if the English top-flight gets the green light to proceed in June but Gomez says the target will be to win against whomever they face in their first two games.

"Yeah, that’s our aim. It’s important we get going and ready," Gomez said in an interview with the official club website.

"We’re looked after by the sports science on the physical front. Tactically, we’ve been straight back into it as much as possible.

"Obviously the gaffer [Jurgen Klopp], Pep [Lijnders - assistant manager], Pete [Krawietz - assistant manager] and so on, it’s self-explanatory how good they are, so we’re already getting a sense of where we left off, getting familiar in different creative ways of our patterns of play and tactical formations that they’re doing their best to replicate in smaller groups."

On Wednesday, the Premier League clubs will vote on whether to resume contact training, after last Tuesday's return to non-contact training.

Without having a match to target at the end of the week, Gomez admits that it continues to be a challenge.

"Yeah, obviously it’s different. We’re so used to having a structured schedule – at the start of the season you’re given your fixtures for the whole year," said Gomez.

"As individuals, we have to adapt and take it a day at a time, literally.

"But I don’t think that’s much different to the rest of the nation at the minute, everyone is in limbo and not sure what we’re headed towards or when it’s going to end.

"That’s probably been the biggest challenge in all of it, during the lockdown and so on, doing your sessions and not knowing when this is going to be coming to an end or what you’re working towards; just knowing, ‘Today, I’ve got to do this’ and just getting through it.

"We’re doing that in a more pleasant environment now and among our teammates, so it’s just about enjoying the moment I think and taking each session at a time.

"We’re blessed to be working under these circumstances, out on the pitch doing what we love. That’s enough to keep us going for now."

There is hope that a date will be agreed for matches to resume by the end of this week.

Meanwhile the club has announced that they will refund all season ticket holders at Anfield for the remaining home games.

The home fixtures against Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Burnley and Chelsea will now be played behind closed doors if the season is played to a finish.


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