Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez has undergone successful surgery on a damaged tendon in his left knee, the club have confirmed.
The 23-year-old sustained the injury during a training session with England yesterday and, although it is better than first feared, it means he still could be out for a number of months.
Gomez may have been fortunate that he didn’t pick up an ACL injury but Liverpool have said that he will still miss a “significant part” of the rest of the season. Fans on Twitter have been wishing the defender well:
Good news on the road to recovery already. Come on Joe 💪
— Claire Wheatley (@ClaireWeetabix) November 12, 2020
— L(uigi)FC (@LFCPortelli) November 12, 2020
That he’s going to be out for some time 😫😫
— : (@Lfctaylorr) November 12, 2020
caulker you up?
— choong hyun Lee (@LeeBlinders) November 12, 2020
he needed surgery?????? ffs
— Ala$andro (@losingagrip) November 12, 2020
Out for the season then
— Jamie (@JWicks_) November 12, 2020
Great. By January we'll be starting with two pre-teen Centre backs
— firstname.lastname@example.org (@pfunzonevhusen1) November 12, 2020
Any more injuries and the kit man will be playing CB
— Michael Grimwood (@MichaelGrimwoo5) November 12, 2020
6 months ffs
— 🏌️♂️ (@kloppnoodle) November 12, 2020
he’ll come back stronger 🙏🏾🤞🏿❤️
— ē (@itsebukafr) November 12, 2020
Undoubtedly, the Reds will be looking at signing a new centre-half when the January transfer window opens but that still leaves them short of bodies at the back for the next six weeks.
Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams have performed ably when called upon but it’s likely that manager Jurgen Klopp may consider using Jordan Henderson and even Andy Robertson at centre-backs if either one of Joel Matip or Fabinho are not available.