Joe Gomez celebrates is birthday today and Tribuna.com take a look at the best bits from his interviews - there's plenty of great and emotional stuff there!
- Joe and Liverpool FC: love at first sight
"To be honest, I don't think I realised the stature of the club and what I was getting in to in terms of the expectation. I think as soon as I went into pre-season, I realised the size of the club. In my first Liverpool pre-season, we went to Thailand.
"We turned up to the hotel and it was ridiculous, security everywhere and hundreds of people. Straight away from there, I realised. We then flew to Australia and played against Brisbane Roar and the stadium as packed. That was the first time I heard 'You'll Never Walk Alone' and I thought 'yeah, this is a different scale'."
- Partnership with Virgil van Dijk: more than just a centre-back duo
"I was a young centre-back, hadn't really gotten as many games there [at Liverpool] as I would have liked but as soon as he came in, he reached out with open arms and we formed a bond straight away.
"The fact that he is a down-to-earth person off the pitch, we get on really well and we have a great relationship. He's your mate at the end of the day. Sometimes he gives me an earful, but it's a massive help and a confidence booster just having someone like him beside you.
"Just having him alongside you and his presence, it's not just me, it's the whole team and the stadium when Virgil goes down, I think there is a bit of a gasp and a worry but he's a real dominant force and a pleasure to play alongside."
- Looking up to James Milner every day
"I’m so grateful to be around him in the dressing room! I think he probably doesn’t realise, subconsciously, how much he raises the standards.
"Like if there’s a day off, you feel like ‘oh, Milly’s probably doing this, I should be doing this too’, or just every day, his attention to detail, his pre-act, every day he’s in the gym. I don’t think, playing right now, there’s many pros at the level of professionalism that he maintains."
- How to remain a human being competing against your teammates for a starting place
"You never want to prey on anyone's downfall. I myself have been there with injuries and so on and I know it's far from a nice place to be. But it's part and parcel of the game and it's why we have to work hard when we're not involved to be prepared.
"It can happen at any time, so I myself have to try to do my best to help the team. On a personal note, it's an opportunity but the main thing is trying to participate as best I can to perform for the team.
- Recognising quality, p.1: Harvey Elliott
"To be 16 and play like that is unbelievable. It is weird for me as I was always the young one and it seems a world away! I was 17 when I made by debut for Charlton but he is a special player and it is refreshing to see such confidence."
- Recognising quality, p.2: Sadio Mane
"What a player, he gives you a boost of confidence when he’s coming on and psychologically for another team it’s not nice! He’s massive and he’s popped up for us in so many moments this year and done it yet again."
- Champions League triumph: the biggest memory up to date
"It was surreal. That whole experience was such a blur - I don't really remember what happened. I came on late in the game as well and it was pure butterflies. I was extremely nervous.
"Liverpool as a city, the way everything came together and the support we got when we came back was unbelievable. The fact that we basically hadn't slept, we came straight back from Madrid, got on the bus and everyone was still so alive and happy just shows what it was like.
"Even now, looking back at the pictures when we're going through the town centre, those will definitely be pictures I'll show my son and be proud to say I was on that bus."
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