By Richard Parks

Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to express their dismay to widespread reports that Joe Gomez has been ruled out of the Champions League final.

The Times’ Merseyside correspondent Paul Joyce was among many journalists who reported late on Tuesday morning that the right-back has undergone surgery on his injured ankle.

Joyce explained that Gomez, 20, will not only miss the Champions League final but most likely the World Cup as well after sacrificing himself to play through the pain barrier in recent Premier League fixtures against West Brom and Stoke City.

Gomez has been a regular for Liverpool this season, making 31 appearances in all competitions as he shared the right-back duties with Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The speedy defender has made a big impression with the consistency of his performances and was in contention to play in the Champions League final against Real Madrid on 26 May as well as represent England at the World Cup.

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Liverpool fans took to social media en masse to express their despair at the Gomez bombshell as he prepares to sit out the club’s biggest match in 11 years.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

 

In other Liverpool news, the club have one mega deal worth £47million bagged (not Naby Keita) and two more monster signings bagged in earth-shattering triple swoop.

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