LIVERPOOL have been dealt one other defensive blow after Joe Gomez was feared to have suffered a critical knee damage on England obligation.
The 23-year-old centre-back will certainly miss tomorrow night time’s worldwide pleasant towards Republic of Eire.
Joe Gomez is feared to have suffered a ‘critical’ damage on England obligationCredit score: Getty Photographs
England practice at St George’s Park forward of fixtures towards Eire, Belgium and IcelandCredit score: Rex Options
It isn’t but clear how lengthy Gomez shall be sidelined, with the FA but to touch upon the incident which is known to have taken place throughout Wednesday morning’s coaching session.
But it surely’s one other worrying growth for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who has seen his defence decimated by injuries.
Virgil van Dijk is out for the season with knee ligament injury whereas right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold faces as much as a month on the sidelines with a calf damage.
The Reds have solely simply welcomed again Joel Matip to their depleted backline, however makeshift centre-back Fabinho can be out.
Liverpool have been compelled to play 19-year-old Rhys Williams and final yr’s outcast Nat Phillips already this season.
Klopp shall be fuming that Gomez suffered the damage within the run-up to a global pleasant.
The German coach has beforehand spoken out towards gamers’ hectic schedules amid the truncated season brought on by Covid-19.
Final week, he stated: “We performed [last month] after the worldwide break at 12.30 on Saturday at Everton. A few of my gamers have been getting back from Peru.
‘These sort of issues shouldn’t occur.”
Joe Gomez in motion for Liverpool of their 1-1 draw at Man Metropolis on SundayCredit score: AFP
Gomez has began all however certainly one of Liverpool’s Premier League video games this season.
However the former Charlton ace does have a chequered previous with accidents.
He ruptured his ACL on England Underneath-21 obligation in October 2015 earlier than tearing ankle ligaments in March 2018.
The unfortunate star went on to fracture his leg in the identical yr – lacking the 2018 Champions League remaining.
The Reds proceed their title defence towards Leicester subsequent weekend after the worldwide break.
Additionally they have Champions League clashes with Ajax and Atalanta on the horizon earlier than a busy festive interval within the Premier League.
England, in the meantime, face Republic of Eire on Thursday night time earlier than Nations League clashes with Belgium and Iceland.