Jurgen Klopp: Joe Gomez ‘lucky’ after leg fracture vs Burnley

Gomez was lucky

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez might be facing six weeks out on the sidelines, but it could have been much harder for him.

That’s according to Jurgen Klopp.

The Liverpool manager has already expressed misgivings about the tackle by Ben Mee and clashed with Sean Dyche. 

Now, Klopp has said Gomez could easily have been out for far longer, and that they’re thankful the defender will be back in the New Year.

Standard Sport report he said: “[It’s] a bit, I would say, lucky because it could have been worse. Six weeks for us is massive, I can’t even count the games in that period, but that means as well that he will be back for a big part of the season still and that’s good.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Dejan Lovren of Liverpool looks on prior to the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on September 18, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Defensive issues for Liverpool

With Gomez out, Liverpool have issues in defence.

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Klopp provided an injury update for the fans ahead of their game against Bournemouth.

It seems Joel Matip will start in defence alongside Virgil van Dijk, with Dejan Lovren set to be rested.

Lovren is still suffering from concussion, and the Reds are being cautious and rightly so.

A win in the early kick off would place a huge amount of pressure on Man City, who face a hard task against Chelsea.

Liverpool could go top of the table, at least for a few hours, and that’s something Klopp will want his side to do.

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