The Liverpool defender is set to undergo surgery on his leg.
Liverpool fans haven’t reacted well to the latest news about Joe Gomez.
The Premier League leaders announced on Monday that the young centre-back was set to undergo surgery after suffering a lower leg fracture against Burnley on December 5.
Although no timescale is offered, the announcement on Liverpool’s official website confirmed that it’s ‘likely’ he will play again for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season.
With Trent Alexander-Arnold also out, the Reds have been contending with a depleted back four as of late.
And here’s how Liverpool supporters reacted to Gomez’s setback.
I’m actually going to cry. Month is ruined.— (@BallerShaqiri) February 4, 2019
WE ABSOLUTE HAD TO BUY A CD in January and not loan Clyne. Horrible news— Nji Asonganyi (@NjiAsonganyi) February 4, 2019
Shambles, probably knew he was going to need this for weeks. Matip and lovren for the next two months— Brandon (@BrandonMannin12) February 4, 2019
I am fuming— Jake Koumi (@jake_koumi) February 4, 2019
Cheers dad’s crying— ” (@lfcethxn) February 4, 2019
The medical staff want shooting why it took so long to decide this!!!!!— craig gobie (@gobie123) February 4, 2019
3 CB’s (2 of them injury prone) and one RB until the end of the season. Great— ٠•●G●•٠ (@Proud__Scouser) February 4, 2019
Unlucky Joe. Get well soon.— Derek Fallon (@Derekfallon) February 4, 2019
Tough and sad. As long as you make a full recovery and get back to playing for us. #YNWA— Jim Tobin (@jejtobin) February 4, 2019
Oh God … Are we really gonna bottle this??— Boss (@CaptainVanDijk) February 4, 2019
It’s worrying for the former Charlton man, who joined the Anfield club in 2015 under Brendan Rodgers, but a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury in October of that year saw him endure a disappointing first year on Merseyside.
He has been making up for lost time under Klopp, who has transformed him into a brilliant centre-back, and time will tell when the 21-year-old can return alongside Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool have a massive trip to West Ham tonight. Klopp’s side need to win to restore a five-point cushion over second-placed Manchester City.