Yes, they can never walk alone, but now, they are four legs short. Pity!
New Coach, Jurgen Klopp, must be gnashing those German teeth of his right now, faced with the reality of losing two prospect-Full players to season long injuries at the same time.
Right back, Joe Gomez, has been a rock in Liverpool’s backline this season, and Danny Ings has proven to be a productive stand-in and starter too, notching up goals in as many games he has featured this season.
Unfortunately, news broke today that these two promising prospects for the Reds resurgence have been ruled out of the season due to similar Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries.
The two players have taken to the social media to express their sadness a la bewilderment.p, and also varying hopes to come back stronger for the team.
Klopp confirmed the Gomez injury during his first pre-match press conference as Liverpool Manager, and he also expressed his regret at the loss.
He said: “Gomez came here and I met him for the first time. What a wonderful young boy – tall and muscles in the right positions, but [he has] an injured knee. It’s an ACL.
“Now we have to make a further diagnosis and we will see when he has surgery. From this point on it goes in the other direction and he can count the days until he’s back. He’s a very young guy. It was not the best day in his life, of course.
“But I’m pretty good at waiting for players, young players especially. This is his home and we will do everything so that he can come back as soon as possible.”
Klopp also revealed that Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino will not feature against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
“Benteke and Firmino are on their way. We have to wait until next week. For sure, not Saturday. And Thursday, I don’t think so. Maybe [next] Sunday.”
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