Joe Gomez to undergo surgery
Not the news we needed the Monday morning of another crucial Premier League match but defender Joe Gomez will definitely undergo surgery.
The 21-year old suffered an injury against Burnley on 5th December and at first it was stated that he'd be out for 6 weeks. 8 weeks later though, and the news doesn't make good reading for Liverpool fans.
Unsurpsingly, his manager Jurgen Klopp was disappointed and when speaking to Liverpoolfc.com said: "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."
Gomez will now face another lengthy spell out of action and Liverpoolfc.com adds that, although he is likely to play again before the end of this season, there's no timeline at the moment for when that will be.