It has been revealed that Liverpool defender Joe Gomez will likely need surgery to heal his fractured leg, with the Reds hoping to win the title, this could be a major setback.
According to Mirror Football, Gomez suffered several setbacks during his recovery so far, which means surgery may be required to heal his hairline leg fracture.
Liverpool are currently facing a crisis in defence, Trent Alexander-Arnold is still sidelined and the 20-year-old isn’t expected to be back for Liverpool’s clash against West Ham on Monday night.
The Reds have a perfectly fit right-back – Nathaniel Clyne, out on loan which has left fans confused as to why the England international was allowed to leave despite being the only experienced backup to Alexander-Arnold .
In the last two games James Milner and Jordan Henderson have been makeshift right-back’s, a very risky move by Jurgen Klopp.
Dejan Lovren is also injured for the Reds and the Croatian is also expected to miss Liverpool’s trip to West Ham on Monday, Klopp could be forced into tinkering his team and playing some players out of position on Monday.
Here’s what Klopp had to say on Gomez’s injury:
“Yes, it is about the healing, and we will see how exactly we will do it,”
When asked of his preference between rest and a medical procedure, Klopp said this:
“Does he need an operation? “I don’t know. We will see. It is possible, probably.
“It is not exactly going how we want, he needs more time. We will see exactly how we do it. There were different moments we thought we could do this or that and then it was not exactly how we thought (it would be).
“It will take time. We cannot say more. But the Bayern game is not a realistic target, no. After that, any time, you will see.”
Check out some reaction to the injury news:
14 games from winning the league for the first time in 3 decades and we used the January window to weaken the squad ?????
— Xavidub (@jimdoherty09) February 2, 2019
It’s almost like we should signed another center back
— a (@lfcalexx) February 1, 2019
as much as i love gomez and wish him a speady recovery he seems prome to injury.. we need a good back up
— Srimen (@Srimen5) February 2, 2019
Klopp didn’t even go into the market? 2 centre backs, one right back.
— Jay (@jaybarton_7) February 1, 2019
Only klopp is the stupid who doesn’t understand that his injury prone player are ruining him in Liverpool…
Can’t believe that lallana,Sturridge,Gomez,matip,lovren still being in the team
— Shurgen (@HolaSoyKlopp) February 1, 2019
2 injury prone players get injured again, no shock there just baffling klopp didn’t dip into the market in January, no excuses its crap
— Eoin Byrne (@becibradley) February 1, 2019
Well – that’s totally decimates is at the back ? where was the forward thinking to sign a CB?! #LFC
— Anfield_Sam (@Anfield_Sam) February 1, 2019
What a joke!! And we didn’t wanna strengthen our squad whilst in a position of strength ? baffles me! If this derails our title challenge then Klopp will have a lot of questions to answer too!
— Lee Davis PA (@LeeFHT) February 2, 2019
This was always bound to happen, Gomez Matip and Lovren are injury prone it was daft not to have bought a fit CB before end of the summer window then to not buy in January was just plain reckless by those making such decisions
— Mr Daniels LFC (@Engrtupaye5) February 2, 2019