Liverpool's Gomez to miss Champions League final and World Cup

Jo Caldwell
May 10, 2018

This news is the latest in a long line of injury blows for Liverpool, with Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Matip already ruled out of the Champions League final due to injuries.

The 20-year-old injured himself in England's friendly clash with Netherlands in March, and did not fully recover prior to the Reds' Premier League encounters with West Brom and Stoke City.

On Instagram, the 20-year-old said: "Gutted to confirm that my season for both club and country is over having undergone successful ankle surgery".

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"Been a tough few weeks trying everything possible to be available on the pitch to help the team".

With him out of the reckoning, Klopp has to decide between the in-form Alexander-Anrnold and fit-again Clyne for the Champions League final with Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.

Despite failing to score in his last three games, the Egyptian remains a threat to any team and is expected to give Real Madrid defenders a hard time in the final match.

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"However, Gomez will be ready for the start of Liverpool's pre-season training schedule in July following a rehabilitation period". Thank you for all the support over the course of the season.

Emre Can may have played his last game for Liverpool, as he is reportedly losing his race to be fit for the Champions League final.

"It's my life, it's our life, that we always make it a little bit more exciting".

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After five matches - including an emotionally-draining two-legged Champions League semi-final - in 17 days Klopp at least has a full week to prepare for such a crucial fixture.

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