Following the injury of Liverpool defender Joe Gomez, the player has had surgery on his knee. Reports are that he is “likely” to miss a “significant part” of the rest of season. Joe Gomez was injured on Wednesday while training with England before Thursday’s friendly with the Republic of Ireland.
Liverpool said he had undergone “successful” surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee. The Reds are already without centre-back Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season. Van Dijk suffered a long-term knee ligament injury. The club said: “The issue was isolated to Gomez’s tendon, with no damage to any other associated knee ligaments.”
“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.” Gomez featured in all Liverpool’s Premier League and Champions League games this season. He only missed one game. The injury is not the same as the cruciate ligament injury he suffered in 2015.
Gareth Southgate said the injury was “probably a consequence of the number of games that have been played.” “We are always for player welfare and to lose a player in the way that we did yesterday, it was really tragic for the boy.” “There needs to be a look at the calendar.”
Liverpool has been without Fabinho, Van Dijk, and Alcantara who all have an injury. They also have injury concern for Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was taken off during the 1-1 draw at Manchester City.