KLOPP LOSES GOMEZ
Joe Gomez has officially been ruled out of the rest of the season and new manager Jürgen Klopp will not be able to pick him in his squad until we start again next season.
International duty was required of some Liverpool players recently (even under 21 teams needed players).
Joe Gomez was one of our players who was needed by manager Gareth Southgate for the England under 21 squad but despite victory for our youngsters, the game did not end as we hoped because Joe Gomez sustained a serious injury near the end of the match against Kazakhstan.
It was initially thought around the time it happened that it may not be so serious but scans completed later at Liverpool’s own superb medical facilities in Melwood Training Ground showed results that ensured Gomez would have no chance of getting back on the pitch any time soon.
An injury known as “anterior cruciate ligament injury” was what will keep Gomez out for all coming fixtures in the 2015-2016 season and now neither Southgate or Klopp will be able to choose him in their squad again until he’s fully recovered, which is likely to take at least 6 months.
Liverpool’s injury list now grows bigger and bigger as names on it now include Dejan Lovren, Christian Benteke and Joe Gomez, all of who will be unavailable for the coming fixture against Spurs at White Hart Lane on October 17th.
Gomez had been a starting 11 player chosen by Brendan Rodgers ahead of left sided defensive players like Alberto Moreno and Jose Enrique, who may get more time to play with this new event occurring leaving our new manager with little options to choose from for the immediate future.
Liverpool’s opening five matches had seen Gomez gain valuable first team experience in the starting 11, including the Premier League games with Arsenal and Manchester United. He was dropped by Brendan after the 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford, but was not outcast completely as Rodgers decided to start him in our two Europa League matches (against Bordeaux and Sion).
Klopp has been rumoured to want to bring in players from his previous club, Borussia Dortmund. He’s already brought with him some of his backroom staff that had been with him in the successful years he’d spent in Germany and may just bring some of the players that had helped bring that success over to England, too.
The ever growing injury list may just see him inspired to do so as soon as the January Transfer Window opens in 2016. Defensive players such as Mats Hummels and İlkay Gündoğan are likely to be seriously considered for transfer by Klopp to compensate for our losses to the squad this season.
Klopp has already been a part of training sessions at Melwood and seen our squad in action, to partly prepare for Liverpool’s next fixture as he needs to start making choices about who will be on the team sheet for our game against Tottenham in London. We’ve seen some of the players reacting positively towards our new manager with Adam Lallana being quoted as saying “we are all really excited to have Jürgen here”.
I’m excited too, Reds fans. I can’t wait to see how our first game under Klopp will go and am hoping for a victory, of course. Start as you mean to go on… winning and proving yourselves. Prove the critics wrong!
Walk on with hope in your heart, Anfield Family. You’ll Never Walk Alone.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red.
I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.