Reds confirm Gomez surgery

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Liverpool have confirmed defender Joe Gomez will undergo surgery to assist his recovery from a lower leg fracture.

Liverpool have confirmed defender Joe Gomez will undergo surgery to assist his recovery from a lower leg fracture.

The England international suffered the problem on December 5 against Burnley at Turf Moor and he has since been undergoing a rehabilitation programme. However, after a further diagnosis, the Reds medical staff have now decided that surgery is the best option. Liverpool are still confident he will return this season and Gomez insists he will do all he can to come back and help the club win the Premier League title. He told the club’s official website: ‘Obviously being out for longer than we’d first hoped for is hard to swallow but it’s part and parcel of the industry. It was an injury caused by an impact, like nearly all the injuries I’ve had in my career, so I know it’s just a case of when it’s fully healed I’m good to go again. ‘The hardest part is not being able to help the team and contribute on the pitch at the moment, so it’s important I come back ready to go and this procedure will help with that. My only focus is getting back for Liverpool as soon as possible and I can promise the supporters I’ll be working hard every day to do that.’

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