Catford’s Joe Gomez is facing a battle to be fit before the end of the season – with the Liverpool centre-back undergoing surgery this week on a knee injury.
The South Londoner, 23, suffered the setback while on international duty with England.
Gomez broke into senior football at Charlton Athletic as a teenager and Liverpool snapped him up in 2015.
The classy defender has won the Champions League, Premier League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup with the Merseysiders.
“Liverpool Football Club can confirm Joe Gomez has today undergone successful surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee,” said the Premier League club in a statement this afternoon.
“The issue was isolated to Gomez’s tendon, 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.
“Gomez will begin a rehabilitation programme with the Reds’ medical team immediately, with club staff carefully monitoring his progress.
“No timescale 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.”
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