Danny Mills has been left baffled by the lack of details from Liverpool on Joe Gomez’s injury amid fears he won’t play again this season – and possibly even longer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Manchester City and England full-back admitted he was worried about how long the England international will be out for.
Liverpool only confirmed yesterday Gomez had undergone surgery on the patella tendon in his left knee and he would miss “a significant part” of this campaign.
However, Football Insider understands the Premier League champions privately expect the 23-year-old will miss the rest of the domestic season.
The Merseysiders are already without Van Dijk for the rest of the campaign after he ruptured his ACL against Everton last month.
Asked about the devastating Gomez blow, Mills told Football Insider: “There’s been no timeframe given by the club which I find a bit odd.
“That’s a little bit of a strange one in itself to be honest.
“When Virgil van Dijk got injured they came out straight away and said it was his ACL.
“You do wonder if there’s been something a little bit concerning in there for Joe Gomez which is why they haven’t released what it is.
“Maybe the surgery is a little bit more complex and they think it might be quicker but there’s something in there they may be worried about and they don’t want to put that out in people’s minds and it might be a little bit longer than they hope.
“I said when Virgil van Dijk got injured that they needed to go in for a centre-half because look what happened to Manchester City.
“They tried Fernandinho at the back who did a decent job for a limited time but you can’t do it long-term, you can’t get away with that for a full season if you want to challenge for championships and trophies.”
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