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Liverpool and England fans gutted as defender ruled out until next season

Liverpool and England fans have been left gutted at the news that defender Joe Gomez has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Gomez suffered an injury during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion nearly two weeks ago, and has recently undergone surgery to fix the issue.

However the after the operation, Gomez will now need a significant recovery period, meaning will miss the end of the season – including the Champions League final – with Liverpool.

The injury has also ended his dreams of flying to Russia with Gareth Southgate’s side this summer.

A statement on Liverpool’s club website read: “Liverpool can confirm Joe Gomez has undergone an operation on an ankle injury.

“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 …