The ex-Liverpool man has contacted both on social media.
An ACL tear is a very difficult injury indeed for any footballer to deal with and the fact both Liverpool stars have picked it up within days of each other is some of the worst injury luck in years.
But, as McDermott says, both do have age on their side - and so their long-term prospects are still very strong indeed at Anfield. All both of them have lost is time.
The effect on the Liverpool squad under Jurgen Klopp is now massive, though. Losing Gomez was something the Reds could cope with as Alberto Moreno may have been selected ahead of him under the German anyway. Worst-case scenario... there is always Jose Enrique.
Up front, though, without Ings, Liverpool find themselves with seriously limited options. Daniel Sturridge is the main man but the chances of him staying fit are still very low based on recent history. Divock Origi has made a poor start to life at Anfield and is very young, anyway.
The pressure will likely fall on Christian Benteke. But is he good enough and the right fit for this Liverpool side? Fans will hope so...