FIFA have agreed to pay Liverpool £2m in compensation due to the recent knee injury Joe Gomez sustained whilst on international duty with England.
Gomez, 23, who reported for England duty earlier this week injured his knee whilst in training which will result in the defender missing the most part of this season, as per BBC Sport.
The Englishman’s injury was confirmed in a press conference by manager Gareth Southgate but will cause major worry for Jurgen Klopp who has already seen his his number-one centre-back Virgil Van Dijk sidelined earlier this season.
Heartbreaking to hear Gareth Southgate talk on Wednesday about the fact that Joe Gomez wasn’t around any of his England teammates when he suffered the serious knee injury… pic.twitter.com/8AXAP85N8Q
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) November 14, 2020
However, according to the Daily Mail, FIFA have agreed to pay Liverpool £2m in order to cover Gomez’s eye-watering £80,000-per week wages.
The report does go onto claim that all England players are covered under FIFA’s club protection programme which is an insurance package that means domestic clubs are able to issue claims.
The scheme which was designed to give clubs added financial protection covers all active players for injuries sustained during matches or training sessions.
According to the Daily Mail, FIFA have confirmed they have worked out Liverpool’s entitlement based on a pro-rota basis and will continue to cover Gomez’s weekly wages until he is able to rejoin first-team training.