Liverpool legend Jason McAteer reacts on Twitter to Joe Gomez news

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jjason Mcateer Legend of Liverpool at the Peak on July 21, 2017 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Liverpool's Joe Gomez could be out for six weeks with a broken leg, meaning he will miss some crucial Premier League and Champions League fixtures.

(THE SUN OUT,THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Joe Gomez of Liverpool  with Ben Bee of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor on December 5, 2018 in...

Joe Gomez has been one of the big plus points in an impressive start to the season from Liverpool.

The England international centre-back has established himself as a first-team regular under Jurgen Klopp, taking full advantage of Dejan Lovren’s late return from the World Cup to nail down a starting place alongside Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the Reds’ back line.

But, with the hectic festive fixture schedule looming, Liverpool have suffered a bitter blow with Gomez ruled out for six weeks with a fractured leg.

Richarlison of Everton battles with Joe Gomez of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on December 2, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The former Charlton Athletic defender sustained the injury in a coming together with Ben Mee in Wednesday’s 3-1 Premier League win at Burnley. And, reacting on Twitter, former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer could hardly hide his despair.

If Gomez is indeed out for the next month and a half, he could miss around ten games including crucial domestic clashes against Manchester United and Manchester City, plus the make-or-break Champions League battle with Napoli at Anfield.

But his absence does give Lovren (below) or Joel Matip the chance to force their way back into Klopp’s plans.

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Cardiff City at Anfield on October 27, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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