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The English defender is set to face almost six weeks out with a lower leg fracture.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is set to face almost six months out of action as he faces an injury crisis. The player was tackled by Burnley centre-back Ben Mee during Liverpool’s match last night, which led to him being carried off on a stretcher off the field. The club has confirmed this in an official statement on their website.
The statement read, “Gomez’s injury was further assessed by the Reds’ medical team at Melwood on Thursday. Initial indications suggest the 21-year-old is facing a spell of up to six weeks out of action, though this is dependent on how his treatment and rehabilitation programmes progress.”
Burnley boss Sean Dyche was defiant about his side’s tackling during the match and came out supporting his side in response of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s criticism of Burnley’s defensive tactics. He said, “I was a little bit confused. I think he said there was a sliding tackle from some distance that everyone liked and it was a good tackle but you’re not allowed to do that tackle.
Regarding the tackling saga, the Burnley main man added, “There were some excellent tackles last night. I think the only one that was questionable was Bardo’s. I think Ben Mee’s was a fantastic tackle, and I think Gomez realised that. That was the messages we got after. We send him our best if there is any injury but it’s not from a bad tackle. Of course football managers can question whatever they want but I don’t think they can reinvent the rules.”