Liverpool’s team to face Torino tonight has been announced and there’s some worry amongst supporters as Joe Gomez is nowhere to be seen.
As a result, Nat Philipps is starting alongside Virgil van Dijk, the only fit senior centre-back…
The assumption is that Gomez is injured, anyway, or is at least carrying a knock, as he’d be an automatic starter with Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan already out – and Dejan Lovren only returning from holiday yesterday.
Jurgen Klopp now faces a dilemma. Does he risk playing Lovren against West Ham when the 29-year-old isn’t fully match-fit? Does he field Philipps at Anfield and hope the youngster performs? Or does he enter the transfer market and bring in another centre-back…?
Obviously we don’t know the full extent of Gomez’s issue, but judging by the defender’s past, he rarely misses just one match when injured.
The fanbase has had its say…
— Klopp (@BundesligaLFC) August 7, 2018
No Joe Gomez in the squad. Hopefully not an injury. If it is then we're down to VVD as our only fit senior centre-back.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) August 7, 2018
Joe Gomez not on the team sheet 😰
— LFC TRANSFER GUY (@lfctransfershq) August 7, 2018
Looks like Joe Gomez must have an injury. Surprised Robertson doesn’t start. Maybe a slight fitness issue ?
— Robert G (@RobGutmann) August 7, 2018
Eek, no Joe Gomez tonight.
Just down to Van Dijk and the youngsters at CB?
— The LFC Community (@LFCCommunity) August 7, 2018
Where’s Joe Gomez ffs. https://t.co/mOh6pwnOIE
— Matthew Ordish (@MattOrdish) August 7, 2018
No. Where is joe Gomez?
— Liverpool Limited (@LMTLiverpool) August 7, 2018