Liverpool defender Joe Gomez admits that he needs to push on to become a regular again in Jurgen Klopp’s squad following his return to action against Plymouth Argyle on Sunday in a 0-0 draw.
Gomez returned to first team action for the Reds for the first time in 15 months following recovering from two separate long term injuries and was part of the youngest side ever named in Liverpool’s history in their FA Cup third round clash.
The young Reds struggled to break down an organised Plymouth team and the League Two side managed to earn a 0-0 draw to force the third round tie into a replay at Home Park.
Despite the disappointing result, it was a special day for Gomez and the young defender admits that he has been dreaming about the moment for a while following his recovery.
"It meant a lot to me after being out for such a long time, it's something I dreamt of", he told LFC TV.
"But the main thing was the result and we've got to try to get that in the [replay].
"For me, it was nice to be back playing at Anfield.
"Coming back out to that crowd at Anfield was something in the back of my mind the whole time.”
The 19-year-old feels it was important for him to get back into playing for the senior side, but admits now he needs to put in the hard yards to again become a regular member of the Liverpool senior squad.
"It was important for me to get back to this point but now [I need to] keep pushing on and try to get back playing and [be] regularly involved.
"It was a big moment for me to be back involved again, but it's about pushing forward and keep learning."