LIVERPOOL boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed Joe Gomez is likely to be out for a long period after suffering an ankle injury against Burnley.
The England ace started the game at Turf Moor as right-back, with boss Klopp opting to make wholesale changes to his regular line-up.
Just after the 20-minute mark, Burnley centre-back Ben Mee went in strongly on Gomez, who was visibly hurt and required immediate tratment.
Gomez’s left ankle appeared to get caught between the legs of Mee, and Trent Alexander-Arnold had to come off the bench to replace his fellow England ace.
And it looks like the youngster will be out for a long period of time.
“Joe is injured and probably not only a little bit”
“Joe is injured and probably not only a little bit,” Klopp admitted at full-time.
“We have to see tomorrow.
“It’s [his] ankle, yes.”
Prior to his injury, Gomez had impressed playing right-back and has established himself as a first choice centre-back this season.
The 21-year-old has already suffered a couple of serious injuries in his Reds career, and missed over a year of first team action between October 2015 and November 2016, first with a cruciate ligament injury and then with Achilles tendon problems.
Burnley took the lead against Liverpool this evening after Gomez left the field.
But Klopp was happy with the response of his players.
“The first half was just a start. We made our lives difficult for ourselves,” he added.
“Burnley had this specific plan – they wanted to be really aggressive. I was really happy we could go into half-time and adjust a few things.”
“We controlled the game in a lot of moments.
“The second half was the perfect reaction and I’m really happy about the three points.”