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Liverpool confirm extent of Gomez knee injury as defender successfully undergoes surgery

Liverpool have confirmed that defender Joe Gomez has successfully undergone surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee following an injury sustained on international duty.

Gareth Southgate confirmed yesterday that the defender went down with nobody around him during a training session with England on Wednesday, the Three Lions boss saying the 23-year-old ‘was in a fair bit of pain’.

There were fears that the Liverpool centre-back had suffered an ACL injury, though having gone under the knife in London this morning, the club have confirmed that the damage was isolated to a tendon, though he is still likely to miss ‘a significant part’ of the season.

A statement on the club website reads: “Liverpool Football Club can confirm Joe Gomez has today undergone successful surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee.

“The centre-back sustained the injury during a training session with the England national team on Wednesday.

“The issue was isolated to Gomez’s tendon, with no damage to any other associated knee ligaments.

“The operation to correct the damage, which took place in London on Thursday morning, was a success and the 23-year-old will make a full recovery.

“Gomez will begin a rehabilitation programme with the Reds’ medical team immediately, with club staff carefully monitoring his progress.

“No timescale is being placed upon his return, though the issue is likely to rule him out for a significant part of the remainder of 2020-21.”

The news is of course a blow for the Premier League champions, who have already seen Virgil van Dijk ruled out the majority of the season with a knee injury, leaving Joel Matip as their only senior centre-half, while makeshift centre-back Fabinho is also currently ruled out.

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