Journalist offers positive comeback date after Liverpool star undergoes surgery

By on February 4, 2019

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Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is set to undergo a routine operation on his fractured leg but could be back in early March if things go according to plan. 

Gomez suffered the injury during Liverpool’s win over Burnley at Turf Moor on December 5th and the centre-back was initially only expected to be on the sidelines for around six weeks.

However, the injury has proven difficult to overcome and after failing to return to full training in January, Jurgen Klopp confirmed last week that Gomez was set for an extended spell on the sidelines.

The Reds boss feared the 21-year-old would need to have surgery again and Liverpool have now confirmed that Gomez will undergo an operation to help facilitate his return to full fitness as soon as possible.

Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:

“It’s a blow for the boy and for us – because prior to the injury he was in such fantastic shape.

“But he is too valuable to take any risk with, both for our present and future, so we get this procedure done and he comes back when he’s ready.

“His attitude during this rehab has been outstanding but it just hasn’t healed as we’d have liked so we will make this intervention and then he will come back.”

Liverpool refused to put a timescale on the England international’s recovery but they suggested Gomez ‘should’ be able to play again this season as long as his recovery goes well over the coming weeks.

However, Mirror journalist David Maddock has offered a slightly more positive update as he says the operation is just ‘routine’ and Gomez could be back in early March if things go smoothly.

It looks like Liverpool are managing expectations to ease the pressure on Gomez. Fans will certainly be hoping that’s the case as the youngster was in superb form this season having formed an excellent partnership with Virgil van Dijk before his injury.

We’ll have to wait for further updates over the coming weeks but Gomez will be desperate to get back playing again as soon as possible to help Liverpool push for their first league title in 28 years.

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