- Joe Gomez spent most part of last season on the sidelines due to an ankle injury.
- Stuart Pearce expects Gomez's partnership with Virgil van Dijk would be 'sensational'.
- He believes Liverpool won't have to go to the transfer market if Gomez and Oxlade-Chamberlain are both fit.
The Englishman spent most of the season on the sidelines after he had picked an ankle injury in the game against Burnley. In Gomez's absence, Joel Matip took control of the position while Dejan Lovren was also out due to a hamstring injury.
Pearce, whose desperate defensive display in the 1980s and 90s earned him the nickname Psycho, has claimed on Sky Sports News he believes Gomez will be 'at the heart of defence' in Liverpool's coming season.
"They’ve got Gomez to come back, who I expect if he’s fully fit to play every game, and him and van Dijk at the heart of defence would be sensational," Pearce said.
"And Oxlade Chamberlain, so they’ve got two players to come back into the fold. They might not have to go in the transfer market, I think those two will improve the team drastically."