Gomez and Lovren Suffer Injury Setbacks

Fresh defensive problems have struck Liverpool, as James Pearce reports for Liverpool Echo, with Joe Gomez possibly needing surgery and Dejan Lovren feeling his hamstring issue return.

2018 EPL Premier League Football Burnley v Liverpool Dec 5th : News Photo
5th December 2018, Turf Moor, Burnley, England; EPL Premier League football, Burnley versus Liverpool; Joe Gomez of Liverpool receives treatment before being stretchered off (photo by David Blunsden/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Gomez was initially predicted to be out for six weeks following a broken leg in early December against Burnley, but it’s now been two months and he is yet to return to full training. There are, apparently, concerns over the way the bone has healed and he might need to undergo a surgical procedure to correct the issue, which would certainly prolong his time on the sidelines.

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Dejan Lovren of Liverpool goes off injured and is replaced by 16 year old Ki-Jana Hoever during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux on January 7, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Lovren hasn’t featured since leaving the pitch with a hamstring problem six minutes into the FA Cup defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on January 7, and despite appearing on the bench against Leicester on Wednesday, he has felt discomfort in the same place. It’s not believed to be serious, but he will not be available to face West Ham on Monday, and Joel Matip is likely to take the place alongside Virgil van Dijk at the heart of defence.

 

Veselin Trajkovic

A sports enthusiast, Liverpool FC fan, writing for several blogs, likes to focus on football for what it is, rather than stats or bias. Writing for FOAR since its inception.

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