Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after Jurgen Klopp revealed that Joe Gomez will not make the Champions League last 16 first leg against Bayern Munich.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference before the game against West Ham, the German boss said: “No, I don’t think so. After that any time, but we will see”, when quizzed if the former Charlton defender would be fit to face the Bavarians.
Virgil van Dijk is also out for the crunch clash against the reigning Bundesliga champions, meaning that Klopp may have to deploy Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren against the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben – truly frightful stuff for fans of the Reds.
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21-year-old Gomez suffered a fractured leg in the 3-1 win against Burnley at Turf Moor in December, and whilst the Merseysiders have managed to stay top of the league in his absence, fans are worried about dropping out of the Champions League without him.
Well, if their reactions on Twitter are anything to go by…
Klopp says Joe Gomez likely to miss Bayern Munich CL game
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) February 1, 2019
Lewandowski vs Matip and Lovren pic.twitter.com/EzvFcytJmg
— Jules (@SuperSweetSalah) February 1, 2019
Good thing we got a great CB to cover oh wait
— ? (@KIoppesque) February 1, 2019
Christ, been here before with Gomez, always seems to take months longer than first suggested for him to return, now relying on Lovren and Matip to remain injury free ???
— Danny Clark (@75cookiemonster) February 1, 2019
Huge fan of joe but the kid cannot stay fit for the life of him. Need another elite cb to pair with vvd.
— T’Charlie (@MrCharlieWonder) February 1, 2019
They are going to rip us apart without them both Van Dijk and Gomez. So bad. Anfield used to be an adventage for us where we could actually make an adventage before second leg away game. I can’t see it happening this time.#LFC
— Karol Konofał (@Nienawistnik_) February 1, 2019
play Fabinho and CB for that game please. both Lovren and Matip are going to get us destroyed.
— BoyOfTheWild’s (@BoyOfTheWilds) February 1, 2019
Love Joe but Need another CB in the summer. Can’t be a long term plan if you can’t stay on the pitch.
— Henry Charles (@hgcNYC) February 1, 2019
Finally we should’ve been out the CL in the groups, hopefully we get smashed out and win the prem
— Vegito Blue (@VegitoBlueSSGSS) February 1, 2019