Liverpool find themselves in a troublesome situation in the injury department and supporters have been left unamused by the situation.
Gomez’s return from a broken leg may now be a long way off after it was revealed the club fear he may require surgery to heal the damage.
Lovren, meanwhile, is out of Monday’s trip to West Ham with a recurrence of a hamstring issue, as his injury-plagued career continues.
Reds supporters have been reacting to the news on social media and our forums.
Some were exasperated by the situation and fear it may affect Liverpool’s title hopes…
Just hope this defensive injury crisis doesn’t hurt results. This title challenge has been built on our defence, which has been struggling with the constant changes of late. Fabinho playing in midfield is crucial, so I hope he doesn’t have to be a makeshift centre back soon.
— Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) February 2, 2019
“Gomez may need surgery” pic.twitter.com/t3zzH6NOxJ
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) February 1, 2019
#LFC explained the reality of the Gomez injury on February 1 – the day after the January window closed.
Don’t think for one second the timing of this “news” is a coincidence.
— Greg_YNWA1 (@Greg_YNWA1) February 2, 2019
We are in a title challenge.
We have 1 recognised right back who is young and will be coming back from a serious injury. But let’s let Clyne go to make him feel better !
We are one VVD injury away from Fabinho/ Matip ..
And now we can do nothing about it … good job! #lfc
— Champions of Europe & The World (@mainstandred) February 2, 2019
Nat Phillips recovering from injury, due back in April. Gomez out for an extended time with no return date. Lovren presently injured. Matip's muscles don't last long until an injury. We need Fabinho starting in midfield, not CB. Hoever not ready to be a CB in a title run. Lovely. https://t.co/OiPlrIsvUG
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) February 2, 2019
“The Clyne loan just looks better and better now…this’ll cost us the title” – Andres Baglo Kjaer on Facebook.
They didn't want to reveal Gomez' injury update when transfer window was open ?
— Himanshu (@Himanshu_Lfc) February 2, 2019
We have 4 CBs in our team and three of them are prone to injuries all the time.Bad decisions in the January transfer window by Klopp, especially when we r aiming for the title.
Joe Gomez may need Surgery.
— dinesh (@ScouseTorres) February 2, 2019
#LFC Injuries could cost us for the title, but to let the window go by and not look for a loan or buy a CB is ridiculous and a RB after letting Clyne go on loan. I'm struggling to make sense of this!
— SteveLFC68 ?????? (@JuanCurd) February 1, 2019
Genuinely, and not being negative, don't see us winning the Prem with Matip & Lovren swapping around alongside VVD. Plus no back-up for TAA if he has anymore injuries.
Look at how shaky our defence has been in the last two games.
That won't get us over the line with City.
— Jurg's Mentality Monsters (@HauntedLFC) February 2, 2019
we are in February, so if Joe Gomez needs surgery, his season is over? Klopp must stop lying to us! https://t.co/mzF7Db9w2b
— ????? (@_MKeita) February 2, 2019
A select few were more laid-back, trying to find positives…
Given our injuries and fitness issues in all centrebacks except Virgil, be thankful we have Fabinho who can play in so many positions in the back. Otherwise we would be really screwed
— LFC Views (@Mobyhaque1) February 2, 2019
Two fit centre halves and an injury prone Lovren. Fabinho did look good at centre back against Brighton however
— L.A.D. (@olliefoxy) February 1, 2019
“Matip and VVD would probably have started the West Ham game anyway. Milner will come back in at RB with Fab, Gini and Hendo in midfield, it’s not quite a crisis for Monday night but it’s perilously close to becoming one if we pick up any more injuries or suspensions”. – Steve in the TIA comments section.
“Trust your manager or go support United or City, they need more fans anyway” – Joacim Dahlstrom on Facebook.
I’m way too tired to complain about Gomez and LFC’s January transfer abstinence
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) February 1, 2019
We will be ok, bit nervous about Bayern tho. UP THE REDS
— Anfield Life (@LifeAnfield) February 2, 2019
Others highlighted the injury records of the Reds’ centre-backs and looked ahead to the summer…
Injuries suffered by current 4 CBs of top 6 teams since August 15-16:
— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) January 28, 2019
Repeat after me: The greatest predictor of future injury is previous injury.
Buy more lads without injury history. Don't give lads with injury histories contracts that run to age 32/33#lfc
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) February 1, 2019
This just further highlights the need for the majority of Liverpool's spending to be on defenders in the summer. We simply don't have the resources to cope with a couple of injuries before we have to start playing midfielders at the back.#LFC https://t.co/22rffcDbos
— Scott Groom (@ScottCGroom) February 2, 2019
“We just need to bring in less injury prone options in the summer” – Srinivas Kasturi in the TIA comments section.
“Bring in another center half in the summer and move on one of Matip or Lovren as neither have particularly good injury records or are good enough” – Sugar ray in the TIA comments section.
“We must have the most injury prone center backs in the world.” – The Infamous on the forums.
Liverpool have to be looking at CB’s next transfer window.
I don’t know that Matip, Lovren or Gomez have ever gone 20 games in a row for us without injury. Lovren has never gone longer than 6.
De Ligt or Militao being options.
— Carson (@WC_LFC_Torres) February 2, 2019
Sign 2 good back ups in the summer. Can't have Matip and Lovren being the only senior back ups we have.
— Jordan (@Jordan_LFC19) February 2, 2019
If Gomez needs surgery then it further shows the need to invest in a top class centre back. Him, Lovren and Matip are all too injury prone to be considered as first choice with van Dijk, need a consistent pairing at the back #LFC
— Graham ?????? (@grahamlfc85) February 2, 2019