Joe Gomez nursing injury ahead of Liverpool’s weekend game vs. Fulham

8 November 2018

Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez is struggling with an Achilles injury, but hopes to be fit to play at the weekend for the Reds against Fulham.


Gomez was left on the bench for the midweek game at Red Star, as he looks to manage the injury, but the Telegraph report this was merely a precaution.

The versatile performer came on at half-time, replacing Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back, and showed no ill effects post-game.

Gomez will, however, be monitored over the next day or two and could still face Fulham at Anfield on Sunday.

After such a poor performance in the Champions League, nothing less than three points and a good showing will do for the Reds, who now need to re-discover consistency as well as a more clinical edge to their game.

To that end, Jurgen Klopp should be looking to put out his strongest available side for the match, which would mean Gomez starting at centre-back.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 7, 2018: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren (R) and Manchester City's Sergio Aguero during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

If Gomez is unavailable though, or indeed if Klopp decides Alexander-Arnold’s form has been too erratic and Gomez starts at right-back, Dejan Lovren could also play.

He didn’t feature against Arsenal or Red Star, but did travel with the Reds to Serbia, suggesting he is once again fully fit.

Joel Matip certainly didn’t impress, given a rare start, and Lovren previously started three Premier League games in succession before his latest absence.

With an international break just ahead, the Reds desperately need to go out on a higher note, so a first clean sheet in four games would go a long way toward giving Klopp and his team the boost they need after a disappointing midweek defeat.


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