By Richard Parks
Joe Gomez has been ruled out of Liverpool’s Champions League double header against Manchester City in a shattering blow to the team, according to a report.
The Sun claim that the right-sided defender is set to be sidelined for four weeks with the ankle injury he suffered while on England duty in their win over Holland last Friday night.
It is said that Gomez, 20, is ruled out of both legs of the quarter-final against City, and is sweating on being available for the semi-finals if Liverpool make it to the next round.
The right-back has been a key player for Liverpool this season, making 29 appearances in all competitions, including six in the Champions League.
Football Insider verdict:
Gomez has shared right-back duties with fellow young gun Trent Alexander-Arnold this season after overcoming the injuries that had halted his progress during his early Anfield years. Both have performed with such aplomb that senior man Nathaniel Clyne has not been missed at all and is facing a huge battle to get back in the side. Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Gomez will eventually develop into a top-class centre-back, but will benefit from learning his trade on the right. His solidity in defence has really stood out, and his overlaps have become more threatening as he has increased in experience. He will be sorely missed against City. Klopp would love to have him available.
In other Liverpool news, the club are to table a mega goal machine offer, he will certainly be at Anfield in 18/19.