Jurgen Klopp: Joe Gomez’s ACL Injury Requires Surgery, Long Recovery Period

Jürgen Klopp has confirmed Joe Gomez is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury while representing England U-21s on Tuesday night.

The Liverpool defender was forced off with 10 minutes remaining in his country’s UEFA U-21 European Championship qualifier against Kazakhstan in Coventry.

Gomez has since returned to Melwood for assessment, and despite being impressed by the 18-year-old upon a first meeting, the manager revealed he requires surgery.

“Gomez came here and I met him for the first time,” Klopp told reporters. “What a wonderful young boy — tall and muscles in the right positions. But (he has) an injured knee. It’s an ACL. Now we have to make a further diagnosis, and we will see when he has surgery.

“From this point on, it goes in the other direction, and he can count the days until he’s back. He’s a very young guy. It was not the best day in his life, of course. But I’m pretty good at waiting for players, young players especially. This is his home, and we will do everything so that he can come back as soon as possible.”

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