Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has withdrawn from the England squad after sustaining a knee downside, the Soccer Affiliation has introduced.
The extent of the 23-year-old’s damage hasn’t been disclosed by both England or Liverpool, with the participant to bear additional analysis along with his membership’s medical staff.
England boss Gareth Southgate mentioned on Wednesday night: “We are able to’t speculate the precise nature of the damage, it’s not potential till we’ve seen scans.
“My rapid ideas are with him as a result of he has had some difficulties with accidents previously.
“We hope it’s not going to be a long-term one. We simply have to attend and see.”
The information comes as one other bitter blow to Jurgen Klopp, who has already had key defensive gamers sustaining accidents. Virgil van Dijk is a long-term absentee, whereas Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold are additionally sidelined.
Gomez featured alongside Joel Matip within the 1-1 stalemate with Manchester City on the weekend, whereas Fabinho had additionally been filling in on the again this season earlier than he sustained an damage to his thigh.
With each of Liverpool’s first-choice centre-backs doubtlessly out for some time, Jurgen Klopp could also be pressured to delve into the January switch market so as to add defensive cowl.
The information may even come as a blow to Gareth Southgate, who was anticipated to make use of Gomez for England’s upcoming fixtures in opposition to Eire, Belgium and Iceland.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that Alexander-Arnold was anticipated to be out for as much as 4 weeks.
The 22-year-old was pressured off within the draw at Manchester City after pulling up with a calf pressure.
If Alexander-Arnold is out for the total 4 weeks then he’ll miss Premier League clashes in opposition to Leicester, Brighton and Wolves and Champions League matches in opposition to Atalanta and Ajax.
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