Jurgen Klopp gives update on when Liverpool defender will play again


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Since returning to training at the end of last month, the 21-year-old, who fractured his leg in December, is yet to make a Reds matchday squad

Jurgen Klopp is wary of rushing Joe Gomez back from injury.

The Liverpool defender has not played since fracturing his leg in a 3-1 win at Burnley in December.

Joe Gomez was a regular in Jurgen Klopp’s side before his injury

Joe Gomez was a regular in Jurgen Klopp’s side before his injury

The 21-year-old resumed training at the end of last month, but is yet to be included in a matchday squad.

Reds boss Klopp believes Gomez, who was forming a solid defensive partnership with Virgil van Dijk prior to his injury, is ‘one or two weeks’ away from a first-team return.

He said: “We wanted to have Joe around, not because he is now 100 per cent ready but it was just nice to have him.


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“He could be maybe [available] but for him it’s better to have more sessions. Joe needs that, he is not long enough in training.

“If we don’t struggle players-wise, that we don’t have enough, then we should not think about Joe for the next one or two weeks because now he needs really proper training. He was around, that was good.”

Liverpool are also set to be without Adam Lallana for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Porto on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old missed the win over Southampton with a minor muscular problem.

Klopp added: “Adam was only a little thing, we don’t have to talk about that.

“It kept him out for the weekend and maybe for tomorrow.”

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