Jurgen Klopp gives latest Liverpool FC injury update on Joe Gomez
The Liverpool FC manager admits his concerns about the severity of Joe Gomez's injury at Burnley on Wednesday night
Jurgen Klopp hinted that Joe Gomez has suffered a serious injury setback after the centre-half was forced off in the first half of Liverpool FC’s 3-1 win at Burnley on Wednesday night.
The England international started in a right-back role at Turf Moor after Klopp opted to play Joel Matip alongside Virgil van Dijk in the heart of his defence.
However, Gomez was replaced by Trent Alexander-Arnold midway through the first half with the score at 0-0 as the Liverpool FC defender look to see the ball out of play.
The 21-year-old has made an impressive start to the Premier League season, having started alongside Van Dijk at centre-half throughout much of the campaign.
Liverpool FC had let in a mere five goals in 14 games ahead of their trip to Burnley but the Reds conceded in the 54th minute when defender Jack Cook netted from a corner.
The Reds bounced back thanks to goals from James Milner, Roberto Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri to seal a 3-1 win and remain within two points of leaders Manchester City.
But Gomez’s injury is a blow to Liverpool FC’s title hopes ahead of games against Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United in the next four weeks.
Speaking at his post-match media conference about the severity of Gomez’s injury, Klopp said: “It was his ankle.
“Joe is injured and probably not only a little bit. We have to see, we don’t know in the moment. We sent him home.”
Gomez moved to Liverpool FC from Charlton in 2015.