An incident from the 28th minute of Liverpool’s pre-season friendly win against Stuttgart has sparked serious controversy.
Reds defender Joe Gomez challenged Stuttgart’s Erik Thommy, the centre-back pushed/barged the winger into the advertising board, leaving the ace seriously injured.
The German outfit, who have just won promotion back to the Bundesliga, have already confirmed that Thommy has suffered a broken elbow, with the attacker to be sidelined for a ‘number of weeks’.
VfB Stuttgart confirm Erik Thommy has suffered a fractured elbow after this push into the advertisement board by Joe Gomez pic.twitter.com/Dt1npFKHBB
— OnlyFootballClips (@OnlyFootballCl1) August 23, 2020
Joe Gómez shoving a Stuttgart fc player Eric Thommy and fracturing his elbow by flying him into an advertisement board in a friendly pre season match.
Now Imagine if it was a Stuttgart defender and injured Salah. pic.twitter.com/GRV7GJRdqY
— Ban (@CfcBan) August 23, 2020
Gomez is by no means a dirty player but the England international’s use of what many would deem as excessive force for a pre-season game has ended with heartbreak.