Boost for Liverpool as Joe Gomez set to return for Roma clash

Joe Gomez of Liverpool takes a throw in during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

Liverpool will have Joe Gomez available for the Champions League semi-finals.

Joe Gomez of Liverpool looks on from the bench during a pre-season friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 12, 2017 in Birkenhead, England.

Joe Gomez is closing on a return to fitness and is expected to recover in time for Liverpool's Champions League first leg with Roma.

The Telegraph report Gomez is even hopeful he could be fit to face West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.

It adds that 'at the very least' he will be available for selection against Roma for their semi-final at Anfield the following midweek.

Joe Gomez of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2017 in London, England.

Gomez has played only one Premier League game since January and missed Liverpool's Champions League ties with Manchester City.

He may not be a guaranteed starter if he returns, but Gomez offers Liverpool an extra option across all defensive positions.

Joe Gomez of Liverpool runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on November 25, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The Reds had a minor scare when Dejan Lovren came off at the weekend with Ragnar Klavan replacing him, although the centre-back's injury is not thought to be serious.

Gomez will be battling with Lovren to be third choice centre-back, with Joel Matip out until the end of the season.

Liverpool's defence has been much improved since Virgil van Dijk signed in January and getting Gomez back is a further boost.

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