Jurgen Klopp has suffered the first major setback of his reigns at Liverpool after it was confirmed that Joe Gomez has been ruled out for rest of the season with a ruptured ligament injury. Gomez suffered the injury while on International Duty with England Under 21 side.
Gareth Southgate initially played down the injury saying that it was nothing serious, however, with scans later on, it was revealed a ruptured cruciate ligament injury which will keep him out for at least 9 months. It comes as a blow for the 18-year old star who has forced his way in to Liverpool’s starting XI.
Gomez joined The Reds this summer from Charlton and has impressed everyone with the cool head ans solid performances under pressure. He has kept out Alberto Moreno from Liverpool’s starting XI and given Klopp’s history of promoting youth, he would have been the handpicked player to shine under him.
Instead, Klopp will now have to look for alternatives as he takes charge for Liverpool’s first game against Tottenham this weekend. Moreno could slot in to the left-back role with Klopp waiting to see how his other players have returned and who can be a part of his playing XI against Spurs this weekend.