Liverpool's Gomez out for 'significant part' of season after knee surgery

Joe Gomez sustained the injury during a training session on Wednesday and was withdrawn from the England squad before Thursday's friendly against Ireland.

Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez has undergone surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee.   -  Getty Images

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez will miss a “significant part” of the rest of the season after having undergone a surgery on his left knee, the Premier League champion said on Thursday.

Gomez sustained the injury during a training session with England on Wednesday and was withdrawn from the squad before Thursday's friendly against Ireland.

Liverpool said in a statement that Gomez had undergone surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee, with “no damage to any other associated knee ligaments”.

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“The operation to correct the damage, which took place in London on Thursday morning, was a success and the 23-year-old will make a full recovery,” the club added.

“No time scale is being placed upon his return, though the issue is likely to rule him out for a significant part of the remainder of 2020-21.”

Gomez's injury is a massive blow to manager Jurgen Klopp whose side is already without key centre-back Virgil van Dijk because of a season-ending knee injury.

Liverpool, third in the standings with 17 points from eight games, hosts second-placed Leicester City on November 21 after the international break.

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