Joe Gomez believes that the agony of defeat at Liverpool in the final of the Champions League last season will lead to success when they face Tottenham in the show in 2019.
Gomez was not in the last UEFA Champions League final beat alongside Real Madrid, after undergoing ankle surgery to correct a problem that was initially imposed in March.
With midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Real won 3-1 in a match that forced Mohamed Salah out in good shape after being injured in the shoulder after an argument with Sergio Ramos.
Liverpool lost the match due to two goalkeeper errors and a brilliant shot on goal, Gareth Bale, but Gomez believes this experience and short league title means he will be heading to Madrid for face Tottenham, in his first Champions League final, in a better position and without a doubt, a key advantage over their opponents. Moreover, every fan is waiting for the final and they all have got their tickets for the Champions League final.
“I really think we’re going to play this final in a different place,” said Gomez, who admitted that his long run back has been tough this season.
“It’s always a Champions League final and these are always separate occasions and you have to tackle it with the same mentality.
“But I think this year speaks for itself and the growth of the team has been massive.”
Gomez claims the trust of Jurgen Klopp in the Reds and hopes that this trust will be enough to help them claim glory.
“(The manager) shows and emphasizes that we are a different team and that we cannot think we are the same team,” he added.
“In that sense, we can take the confidence of that, but we still want to win one because we know what it means for this club and we want to get the sixth star.”