Liverpool has been dealt an injury blow with Joe Gomez set to undergo surgery on his fractured leg.
The England international has been sidelined since early December after suffering the injury in a tackle with Burnley’s Ben Mee. The Reds had initially expected Gomez to miss around six weeks of action, but the 21-year-old’s recovery has been more complicated than first thought.
And he is now set to have an operation which Liverpool hope will speed along his rehabilitation. The operation will take place in London later on Monday, and has been described by club sources as “routine, but necessary.”
Liverpool has not put a timescale on a potential return to action, or even training, with the issue depending on how Gomez reacts to the surgery. The former Charlton man is expecting to feature again before the end of the season.
“It’s a blow for the boy and for us because, prior to the injury, he was in such fantastic shape,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website.
“But he is too valuable to take any risk with, both for our present and future, so we get this procedure done and he comes back when he’s ready.”