Liverpool are more miserable with the crisis of forces in the defense caused by the injury, the latest victim is Joe Gomez.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is concerned about his absence for the remainder of the season as well as next summer’s Euro final after suffering a serious knee injury during England’s training session.
According to the Daily Mail, Gomez was injured in his final training session with England ahead of tonight’s friendly match against Ireland and the news is like a blow for coach Jurgen Klopp.
Joe Gomez has just suffered an injury
The initial concerns were that even if Gomez fought to return this season, he would still be unlikely to make it to the European Championship. Be aware that the Liverpool midfielder missed the 2018 World Cup because of an injury.
With Gomez added, Liverpool plunged into a serious defensive crisis with Virgil van Dijk absent for the remainder of the season with a knee injury, Trent Alexander-Arnold sidelined for four weeks with calf strain and Fabinho – the person being put on fire as a center-back – is still not sure whether to return after having a thigh problem.
Gomez is undoubtedly a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans in the coming months due to Van Dijk’s injury following a dreadful clash with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
How many midfielders have Liverpool left after losing Van Dijk and Gomez?
Liverpool are in crisis at center-back after Joe Gomez followed Virgil van Dijk’s footsteps with a serious injury. Liverpool constantly suffered heavy losses in defense, the latest being Joe Gomez with serious knee damage, leading to the risk of leaving the game until the end of the season.
Gomez maintained good form during Van Dijk’s absence. But now he and Van Dijk, the defensive duo contributing to their first championship in 30 years, are in the treatment room.
Liverpool lost more Joe Gomez due to injury
And yet, the absentee list also included Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold, who had to take a month off game due to calf injury. Thus, Joel Matip is currently Liverpool’s only official midfielder. This forced coach Klopp to resort to young players such as Nat Phillips, Rhys Williams, Sepp van den Berg.
In the match against Midtjylland, Williams replaced the injured Fabinho. Then, it was Phillips to pair up with Gomez in a 2-1 win over West Ham. Entering the Champions League, Klopp placed Williams again in the center of defense.