Liverpool provide update on injured star Joe Gomez

Liverpool have confirmed Joe Gomez has undergone surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee.

The 23-year-old suffered a potentially major setback during a training session with Gareth Southgate’s senior England squad on Tuesday.

In statement, the Premier League champions comfirmed: ‘The issue was isolated to Gomez’s tendon, with no damage to any other associated knee ligaments.

‘The operation to correct the damage, which took place in London on Thursday morning, was a success and the 23-year-old will make a full recovery.

‘Gomez will begin a rehabilitation programme with the Reds’ medical team immediately, with club staff carefully monitoring his progress.

‘No timescale is being placed upon his return, though the issue is likely to rule him out for a significant part of the remainder of 2020-21.’

Liverpool are already without Virgil van Dijk for the foreseeable future, while the versatile Fabinho is also currently on the sidelines, alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold who damaged his ankle in last weekend’s draw against Manchester City.

Joel Matip, meanwhile, has only just returned to full fitness and the extent of Liverpool’s injury crisis forced Jurgen Klopp to hand a Premier League debut to Nathaniel Phillips in last month’s win over West Ham.

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