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Liverpool ace only cooked Iceland pizza until lunch ladies made him packed dinners

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Gomez struggled following his move to Liverpool in 2015 Tag your pizza partner in crime 👇 below… for a chance to WIN a year’s supply of 🍕🙌😱T&Cs: https://t.co/DpgqWFM7Hf pic.twitter.com/6KdlZGxiVT— Iceland Foods ❄️ (@IcelandFoods) October 16, 2017Gomez was a fan of Iceland pizzas following his move to Liverpool“So a lot of the time I would take food home from the training ground to heat up.“The ladies there — Carol and Caroline — would pack my meals and I would microwave them. They were brilliant to me, so nice.“You take home the lunch so it could be the same meal twice, but I didn’t care. I loved their sweet potato.“The biggest thing for me was coming from a family of seven and having to suddenly get used to my own company all the time. 2 scrap Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City BEST OF Joe Gomez has revealed he struggled to cope with his move to Liverpool as a teenager and relied on the Melwood canteen ladies to help him cope.At just 18 years old, the defender secured a dream move from Charlton to sign for Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side in 2015. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos center_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Tipped to be the next ‘big thing’, Gomez struggled on the pitch as he was deployed in an unfamiliar left-back role because of injuries to key players.But he has now revealed he also struggled off the pitch as well, leaving the security of his family home and his girlfriend Tamara to being alone in an apartment in a foreign city.“We just packed my car and drove up,” he told the Daily Mail. “Tamara stayed the first night but was at university in London. She would come up every weekend but, that apart, I was by myself.“It is a lot to cope with. I had no exposure to it. I couldn’t cook. I could put a pizza from Iceland in the oven but that was it. revealed Gomez and Van Dijk have established themselves as one of the best Premier League centre-half pairings this season Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT LATEST gameday cracker “You go home after training and over-think everything because you have nothing to distract you and I struggled with that.“I would dwell on things. I am very much a boring guy anyway. The lads here give me stick for that. So I just went home, thought about stuff and did nothing. There is never a point where you think ‘I don’t want to be here’ because you are at an amazing club with amazing people.“You have an opportunity that many kids would dream of. You know what you are doing it all for.“But it was hard at times, those first two years, I won’t lie.” Most Popular Football Stories tense Since making the move, Gomez has lost almost two years of his career to a debilitating knee injury acquired at the beginning of his spell. However, he has since recovered to become an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s backline.The Reds are unbeaten in the 11 of the 12 Premier League games Gomez has started alongside £75million signing Virgil van Dijk – winning seven, drawing four and losing just once.Such form makes it easy to see why he has been tipped as ‘the next Bobby Moore’. But the 21-year-old is firmly grounded, thanks to a little help from Carol and Caroline in the canteen.last_img read more