Joe Gomez has signed a new contract at Liverpool that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2024.
The defender has been sidelined for up to six weeks after suffering a fractured leg in the 3-1 win over Burnley on 5 December.
But the 21-year-old has now been rewarded for his fantastic form this season, as he's helped Jurgen Klopp’s side go to the top of the Premier League.
Gomez has been at the club since 2015 when Liverpool paid Charlton £3.5 million for the then-18-year-old.
But Liverpool saw enough potential in Gomez, despite playing in the Championship.
But it certainly wasn't the first time the Reds have dipped into the lower leagues of England to sign a player.
We’ve looked at the last 10 signings Liverpool have made from the Football League - but they haven’t all had the same success at Gomez.
*Note, all the signings must have already represented their club in the lower league, therefore, we’re ignoring any youngsters or academy players Liverpool have snapped up.
Andy Robertson | Hull City | £8 million
Liverpool signed Robertson from recently relegated Hull City in the summer of 2017 for an initial £8 million.
And what a signing it’s turned out to be.
Robertson has established himself as the club’s left-back over the past two seasons and he’s now captain of Scotland.
Georginio Wijnaldum | Newcastle United | £25 million
A year previously, Liverpool snapped up Wijnaldum from relegated Newcastle.
The midfielder couldn’t prevent the Toon Army from being demoted but his performances encouraged Klopp to snap him up for £25 million.
The Dutchman is now a regular in Liverpool’s first-team and has almost been an ever-present this season.
Danny Ings | Burnley | £8 million
Once again, Liverpool took advantage of a relegated side by signing Ings from Burnley.
However, his spell at Liverpool was hampered by injury and he only managed 25 appearances for the club during his three seasons there.
He’s now enjoying life on loan at Southampton and will complete a £20 million move next summer.
Joe Gomez | Charlton | £3.5 million
What a signing Gomez has turned out to be.
After years of playing full-back for Liverpool, Gomez has now made that centre-back position his own next to Virgil van Dijk until his injury against Burnley.
At the age of 21, Gomez has already played 59 times for Liverpool and looks set to have a long and successful career at the club.
Adam Bogdan | Bolton | Free
Liverpool needed a back-up goalkeeper in 2015 so looked to Bogdan. However, since his arrival, he’s managed just six appearances and is currently on-loan to Hibernian.
Charlie Adam | Blackpool | £7 million
A period that Liverpool fans will want to forget.
The Scot lasted just one season at the club, managing 37 games before moving to Stoke City.
He did help Liverpool to their last trophy, though - the 2012 League Cup. Although he did blaze a penalty well over the bar during the shootout victory over Cardiff.
Brad Jones | Middlesbrough | £2.3 million
The Roy Hodgson era.
Jones qualified as ‘homegrown’ and was seen as ideal back-up to Pepe Reina back in 2010.
There was a short spell that Jones was actually Liverpool’s number one after Reina’s bad run of form.
The Australian played 27 games for the Reds before leaving for League One Bradford City.
Jonjo Shelvey | Charlton | £1.7 million
Another signing from Charlton as Rafa Benitez swooped for 18-year-old Shelvey.
Shelvey was only playing League One football at the time but went on to play 69 times for Liverpool.
He’s now a Premier League regular with Newcastle and has represented England on six occasions.
Jermaine Pennant | Birmingham | £6.7 million
Pennant was only 23 when Liverpool signed him but he lasted just two seasons under Benitez - with the pair clashing on numerous occasions.
He did manage 81 games for the club and even played in the Champions League final in Athens in 2007.
Peter Crouch | Southampton | £7 million
Liverpool had just won the Champions League and Southampton had just been relegated from the Premier League when Benitez snapped up Crouch.
He went 19 matches without a goal but he finished his Liverpool career with 42 strikes from 134 appearances.
He also helped the club win the 2006 FA Cup and appeared in the Champions League final in 2007.News Now - Sport News