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Another Liverpool Player Has Changed Their Shirt Number

Chris Stonadge

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Another Liverpool Player Has Changed Their Shirt Number

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has changed his shirt number from 12 to 2 for the upcoming season.

The former Charlton Athletic man, who has made 142 appearances for Klopp's side, has worn No.12 since arriving at Anfield in 2015 as an 18-year-old.

The England international signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool several weeks ago despite making just eight Premier League appearances for the club last term.

"It's obviously a special moment for me and my family," he told Liverpool's website. "Another one that you dream of as a kid and one I don't take for granted.

"It is an unbelievable place to be; in my eyes, probably one of the best - if not the best - clubs in the world at the minute. The opportunity to extend my stay here was an easy decision to make, really.

"I think I have the platform here to do it with the manager and the coaching staff around me and my teammates, to make sure the best years are ahead.

"I think as a group, the sky is the limit. We want to go one, if not two, better than last season and aim for it all.”

The number was last worn by Nathaniel Clyne, who departed the club on a free transfer in 2020 and now plays for Crystal Palace.

Glen Johnson, Andrea Dossena, Alvaro Arbeloa, Jan Kromkamp and Stephen Warnock all previously wore the jersey which is traditionally donned by right-backs.

The club have announced that supporters who already purchased ‘Gomez 12’ shirts for the new season will be personally reimbursed by the player.

Those supporters can swap those shirts for a ‘Gomez 2’ shirt at official LFC club stores.

Gomez is not the only player to change squad number this campaign. Harvey Elliott also changed from number 67 to 19 to adjust in line with his role in the squad.

This now leaves only one of the traditional 1-11 numbers filled, with Sadio Mane’s departure vacating the number ten at Anfield.

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Topics: Liverpool, Joe Gomez

Chris Stonadge
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