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Liverpool boss Klopp upbeat over Gomez injury setback

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is upbeat over Joe Gomez's latest injury setback.

Klopp is hopeful that Gomez's foot injury is not a serious one after he was forced off at half-time in the Reds' 2-1 victory at Southampton.

Gomez came into the side as one of nine changes but after a bright first half display was injured on the cusp of half-time after landing awkwardly on his right leg following a tussle for possession.

After rolling around in pain, the defender eventually got to his feet but was seen walking off down the tunnel at half-time in discomfort while being consoled by goalkeeper and team-mate Alisson.

The 24-year-old failed to reappear for the second half as he was replaced by captain Jordan Henderson.

Klopp later said, "I hope we were lucky. Joe himself has pain but not too much.

"He got a real shock to the system in the foot. But he's sitting in the dressing room and when I spoke to him he was in a good mood.

Maybe we were probably lucky but we have to figure that out."


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