11 November 2020 16:35
J oe Gomez has added to Liverpool and England's injury concerns after breaking down in training ahead of Thursday's clash with the Republic of Ireland, with reports of a possible lengthy spell on the sidelines for the centre-back. Trent Alexander-Arnold has already had to pull out of the latest Three Lions squad after damaging his calf in Liverpool's draw with Manchester City on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp is also without Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season following a knee operation. It is a major worry for the Premier League champions, in particular, given the mounting injuries at Anfield, with youngster Nathaniel Phillips recently being drafted in for his Premier League debut and the likes of teenager Rhys Williams waiting in the wings. Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has reportedly suffered a potentially serious injury in training today.
Details of the former Charlton Athletic centre-back's injury have yet to be disclosed but according to The Telegraph, there are fears from Gomez that he could be out for quite some time. England boss Gareth Southgate is expected to provide further information in a press conference later on today. Liverpool defender Joe Gomez suffered an injury during training with England today. Gareth Southgate is likely to provide an update this evening at a press conference ahead of the Republic of Ireland game. - paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) November 11, 2020 BREAKING: Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has suffered a potentially serious injury during England training.
- Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 11, 2020 Gomez is the latest casualty in what has become a serious injury crisis a Liverpool, following on from blows for Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk, who may well not feature for the Premier League champions again this season after undergoing knee surgery. Trent Alexander-Arnold was also forced off against Manchester City on Sunday and is facing around four weeks on the sidelines. Advert 10 Add in Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and you have quite the packed list of absentees at Anfield. Gomez played alongside Joel Matip in the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium, having also partnered academy products Rhys Williams and Nat Philips at the heart of the backline in recent times.