Liverpool sign defender Gomez from Charlton

Liverpool sign defender Gomez from Charlton
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LONDON - Liverpool have signed Charlton Athletic and England under-19 international defender Joe Gomez on a long-term contract, the Premier League club said on Saturday.

The 18-year-old, who made 24 appearances for Championship (second tier) side Charlton last season, has signed a five-year deal for a fee of 3.5 million pounds (S$7.41 million), according to British media reports. "The style of football and the top players here was somewhere that I wanted to go and get better and learn," Gomez told the club's website (

Gomez is Liverpool's fourth signing of the close season following the arrivals of midfielder James Milner, striker Danny Ings and goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.

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