Liverpool fans have expressed their concerns after it was revealed Joe Gomez could undergo surgery on his fractured leg.
The Englishman looks likely to miss another month of action having been sidelined since the Reds’ 3-1 win away to Burnley on December 5.
Gomez had been tipped to return to training during the club’s recent warm-weather camp in Dubai, but has now seen his recovery put back even further.
His extended absence is likely to see him miss the Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Bayern Munich, in which Liverpool will also be without Virgil van Dijk due to suspension.
It marks the third significant injury the 21-year-old has endured during his time at the club, following on from season-ending knee ligament damage in his debut campaign and the ankle injury that saw him miss last season’s Champions League final.
Reds have taken to social media to share their frustration as well as their sympathy for the talented defender…
“Gomez may need surgery” pic.twitter.com/t3zzH6NOxJ
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) February 1, 2019
Jurgen Klopp to Joe Gomez when he finally returns from injury pic.twitter.com/QmSLUB3fLN
— ' (@GerrardsPrime) February 1, 2019
Van Dijk suspended for the first game against Bayern, Lovren injured again, Joe Gomez might need surgery.
Joel Matip right now.. pic.twitter.com/SrJ62JqbYx
— DAN (@DannLFCTR) February 2, 2019
You’ve got to feel for Joe Gomez. Kid isn’t getting anywhere near the playing time his incredible form warrants. Sincerely hoping he can keep himself fit after this setback
— 🔴 The Red Debate 🎙 (@TheRedDebate) February 1, 2019
Really feel for Joe Gomez. Poor lad. Having such a fantastic season, and then this leg break happens. Wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.
— The Polyorchid🇪🇺 (@thepolyorchid) February 2, 2019
@MaddockMirror says Joe Gomez may need surgery after his fracture "refuses to heal". Am so gutted for Gomez, here we have a CB partnership that could secure us for years, yet am wondering is "refuses to heal" a synonym for "injury prone"? Heartbreaking…#LFC #Liverpool
— Liverpoolzy (@Liverpool_zy) February 2, 2019
Joe Gomez out for February is possibly the worst time with our upcoming fixture schedule.
With Gomez: conceded 6 goals in 13.
Without Gomez: conceded 8 in 11.
Even Lovren is still struggling with injury, I feel sick.
— . (@VintageSalah) February 1, 2019
Reports that Joe Gomez needs surgery. Be right back pic.twitter.com/m8KvMENXZR
— Dylan Howells (@DylanHowells7) February 1, 2019
Joe Gomez might need surgery pic.twitter.com/O3SPouIGjD
— B (@FilthyTrent) February 1, 2019