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Liverpool’s Gomez out for six weeks

The Reds defender will be out the remainder of 2018 after suffering injury in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is facing at least six weeks on the sidelines after suffering a fracture in his lower leg against Burnley , the club have confirmed.

Gomez was forced off after 23 minutes following challenge made by Ben Mee in the first half in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor.

The defender was sent sliding into the advertising hoarding and unable to continue, being replaced by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Klopp, who voiced frustration with Burnley’s tackling following the match , confirmed he expected a serious injury in his post-match conference, telling reporters: “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.”

After further assessment on Thursday, the club have determined he will the remainder of 2018 with the fracture, pending his treatment and rehab.

Gomez has become one of the key members of Liverpool’s backline this season, having started 12 of the club’s 15 Premier League games and four of their five Champions League matches to date.

Primarily acting as Virgil van Dijk’s partner at centre-back, the 21-year-old Gomez has also lined up in place of Alexander-Arnold at right back at times this season, which is where he featured before coming off against the Clarets.

Gomez’s performances at a club level earned him a place in Gareth Southgate’s England side during the
UEFA Nations League , starting three of England’s four matches as the Three Lions made the semi-finals of the competition.

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