Gomez ready for Liverpool test

19 December 2011 01:01
The Spaniard now has four goals in his previous five games for the Latics and now Jordi Gomez cannot wait to face Liverpool at the DW Stadium on Wednesday.

It was Gomez who netted the late winner against Chelsea, and that follows on from goals against Blackburn, Sunderland, and West Bromwich Albion in recent weeks.

The game against Chelsea in particular saw a big mentality change from the Spaniard who looked a different player.

Whilst his footballing talent has never been in doubt, his commitment and desire has been a cause for concern. However the performance against Chelsea underlined just what the former Swansea City player is capable.

Gomez tracked runners, added pressure in the centre of the park, and even came up with a lovely slide tackle mid-way through the second half.

Supporters are now hoping for more of the same from Gomez who could play a big part in the turn-around this season.

Speaking about Wednesday's game with Liverpool, Gomez told the Wigan Evening Post: “In the last three or four games, the team has played very well and with confidence, and that allows all the players to show their best form which brings about the results we’ve been having.

“This result means we go into Wednesday’s game against Liverpool with belief, and we don’t care who the opposition is when we play like we know we can.

“No-one can deny we deserved at least a point against Chelsea, and the challenge now is to pick up at least the same result on Wednesday night. Yes it is a hard run over Christmas, but you just have to take it game by game and try to do your best in each game.

“We are not thinking about the games we are playing next week or next month - all we are focused on now is Liverpool and we will be trying our best to get another good result.”

Gomez is now joint top goalscorer for the Latics alongside Franco Di Santo.