Another major injury setback for Liverpool

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez will miss a "significant part" of the rest of the Premier League season after having surgery on his left knee.

Gomez sustained the injury during a training session with England yesterday and was withdrawn from the squad before this morning's friendly against Ireland.

Liverpool said in a statement that Gomez had undergone surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee, with "no damage to any other associated knee ligaments".

"The operation to correct the damage, which took place in London on Thursday morning, was a success and the 23-year-old will make a full recovery," the club added.

"No time scale is being placed upon his return, though the issue is likely to rule him out for a significant part of the remainder of 2020-21."

Gomez's injury is a massive blow to manager Jurgen Klopp whose side are already without key centre back Virgil van Dijk because of a season-ending knee injury.