“The surgery, which has now addressed the issue, means the 20-year-old will play no part in the remaining two fixtures of the 2017-18 campaign, or the World Cup finals with England.

“However, Gomez will be ready for the start of Liverpool’s pre-season training schedule in July following a rehabilitation period.”

Gomez also posted on his official Twitter account, saying: “Gutted to confirm that my season for both club and country is over…”

One of Liverpool’s and England’s brightest young talents, the fans are devastated to hear the news of his lengthy lay-off …