Former Manchester City man has responded to the serious knee injury his teammate has sustained in international service
Liverpool midfielder James Milner says he is « devastated » for Joe Gomez after the defender sustained a serious knee injury while playing internationally.
The England international is set to miss the rest of the season after breaking his patellar tendon while training with Gareth Southgate’s side.
Gomez’s setback contributed to Jürgen Klopp’s defensive headache as Virgil van Dijk was excluded from most of the campaign due to a knee injury.
Fabinho and Joel Matip are also facing minor problems, although both are expected to face Leicester on Sunday.
« We’ve talked a lot about Virg, Joe is exactly the same. For him devastated, « Milner told Premier League Productions.
« Great guy first and foremost, and you don’t want it to happen to anyone except [especially not] someone like him. How good is he as a player too?. People forget how young he is and what he has already done in this club and how much he has improved and continued to improve.
« He’s still very young. He has been through this before with a serious injury and has come through stronger. So if anyone has the mental strength to deal with it, it is him. He’s been through it before and has come back stronger, and I’m sure it will again.
« Obviously we are disappointed for him and how well he played too. It’s obviously a big mistake not only for him as a player and as a person, but also for us as a team.
« But like I said, he’s very strong mentally and he’ll get through it and come back stronger. We are obviously all here with him and support him as best we can. ”
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