When will Liverpool star return? Will defender be fit for Champions League quarter-finals?


The Reds have missed their key defender so when will he be back?

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is expected to make his long-awaited comeback after the international break.

The defender fractured his lower left leg on December 5 and was only expected to be out for a few weeks but has suffered several set-backs.

Joe Gomez injury latest: When will Liverpool star return? Will he be fit to face Man United?

He and Virgil van Dijk had formed a formidable duo before the England ace suffered the injury.

The Reds have felt the absence of the 21-year-old at times and will be eager to have him back.

Klopp confirmed recently that Gomez required further surgery on the injury and would be out for a further month.

Liverpool star Joe Gomez should return to action this month

Liverpool star Joe Gomez should return to action this month

Joe Gomez – What games has he missed?

Gomez has had to sit out of 19 Liverpool games to date and will miss at least one more.

He was absent for the Reds’ wins over Napoli, Manchester United and Arsenal, their defeats at Manchester City and Wolves and the Champions League Round of 16 triumph over Bayern Munich.

Joe Gomez – What games should he be back for?

Gomez is closing in on his return and looks set to be involved in the Premier League clash against Tottenham on March 31 after the international break.

That would mean he would be fit for their upcoming Champions League quarter-final tie early next month.

That would be huge news for Jurgen Klopp after Andrew Robertson picked up a suspension for the first-leg.

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Liverpool star Joe Gomez has been superb this season

Joe Gomez – What is his record this season?

Gomez has played 21 games for club and country this term, keeping ten clean sheets.

With the ex-Charlton star in defence in league games this season, Liverpool conceded just four goals.

Joe Gomez – What has Jurgen Klopp said?

Klopp said last month: “Joe’s surgery worked pretty well. Time frame is always pretty difficult, but [it’s] four to six weeks in terms of return to play.”

Gomez said: “Gutted to have suffered a setback in my rehab which resulted in the successful op.

“It hurts massively not to be able to contribute towards the team on the pitch especially at a time like this. I’m doing all I can physically to come back stronger.”

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