Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is to beget an operation on the leg break he sustained in opposition to Burnley in December.
The England centre-merit, 21, became once taken off after 23 minutes following a downside with Clarets captain Ben Mee.
He became once on the muse ruled out for as much as six weeks and is anticipated to characteristic all once more this season – but Liverpool beget establish no timescale on his recovery.
“Obviously being out for longer than we would first hoped for is tricky to swallow,” said Gomez.
“It became once an damage caused by an impact – like nearly the final injuries I’ve had in my occupation – so I understand it be correct a case of when it be fully healed I am stunning to crawl all once more.”
Gomez had made 18 appearances for the Premier League leaders earlier than struggling the damage on 5 December.
“It is some distance a blow for the boy and for us – attributable to forward of the damage he became once in such implausible shape,” said Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
“He is simply too precious to lift any menace with, each and every for our most novel and future, so we accumulate this plan performed and he comes merit when he’s ready.
“His perspective all the procedure via this rehab has been prominent on the alternative hand it correct hasn’t healed as we would beget liked, so we can originate this intervention and then he’s going to come merit.”
With Gomez and Dejan Lovren (hamstring) light out, Liverpool only beget Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip as match centre-backs.
Liverpool are two aspects optimistic on the pinnacle of the desk and play West Ham at London Stadium on Monday (20:00 GMT kick-off).
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