Joe Gomez ‘knee injury’ ‘saddens’ England players after a long break with Liverpool fears defender Virgil van Dijk

Gareth Southgate has admitted that Joe Gomez is not feeling well after suffering a knee injury while on duty for the Liverpool defender.

The 23-year-old Gomez returned to Mercedes on Wednesday to undergo a scan after suffering significant pain in training with no one near him.

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Liverpool’s defensive crisis has taken another big step

Southgate boss England have been praying that Gomez has avoided a serious injury, but it is feared he is now ready to join Reds player Virgil van Dijk.

Speaking on Wednesday evening, Southgate said: “I can’t tell you how serious it is because he hasn’t scanned yet.

“It was sad to see that he was in so much pain, it was true that there was no one around him when the injury happened, so I didn’t like that element.

“But we’ll have to wait and see what the scan shows, and we’re all confident for him that it won’t be.

“It simply came to our notice then. I do not see him playing games with us, that’s for sure. ”

Gomez suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury at the end of the season when he played for Southcate England Under-21s in October 2015 and suffered an ankle injury representing the senior team in the friendly against Holland in March 2018.

Defender broke a leg later that year and will now miss another long term for Liverpool, which will be a severe blow to the Jurgen Globe, which is already battling a defensive crisis.

Asked if he feared Gomez would have an ACL injury, Southgate added: “We can not predict the exact nature of the injury. It’s not possible until we see the scan.

“So, as I say, my immediate thoughts are with him because he had some issues with the injury in the past, so we hope we can, and pray that it’s not going to last long, but we should see.”

Bobbinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold have now been sidelined for Liverpool after Gonzalez suffered a serious injury – Gomez has now added to Globes’ woes.

Alexander-Arnold injured the calf last weekend

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Alexander-Arnold injured the calf last weekend

Gomez featured Joel Mathieu in the 1-1 draw with Manchester City over the weekend, while Fabinho was filled before his thigh injury this season.

Since both Liverpool’s first-choice hubs may be out for a while, Jurgen Globe may be forced to explore the January transfer market to add a defensive card.

On Tuesday, the full-back Alexander-Arnold is expected to leave Up to four weeks.

The 22-year-old was forced Draw in Manchester City After pulling with a calf strain.

If Alexander-Arnold is out for a full four weeks, he will miss the Premier League clashes against Leicester, Brighton and the Wolves, and the Champions League against Atlanta and Ajax.

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