Liverpool defender Joe Gomez picked up an ankle injury in the 2-1 win over Southampton last night.
After the game, The Athletic journalist James Pearce reported that the 24-year-old was seen leaving on crutches with a protective boot on his left foot.
It did look like a nasty injury, with Gomez’s ankle giving away on him following a challenge just before half-time at St Mary’s, and supporters on Twitter are not optimistic about the player making a speedy recovery:
Can’t catch a break can he? pic.twitter.com/92zU4Nd6Un
— Mo Hass 🇸🇴 (@MoHassG) May 17, 2022
Gutted for him
— Chris Pajak (@mrbloodred) May 17, 2022
No luck at all, has he?
— Peter Murphy (@PeterMu22774482) May 17, 2022
The lad had nothing but bad luck.Gutted for him.
— Timmy Mac (@timmyonions) May 17, 2022
We need to rally around him, #YNWA🔴
— Man Like Matt (@Matt_Kopish) May 17, 2022
Feel for him he’s been outstanding when he’s played this season but has the worst luck wi thh injuries , he’ll bounce back though
— Ellis Edwards (@ellis_edwards19) May 17, 2022
Klopp said he would be ok.
Standard peocedure with ankle injuries.
— Khalid M. Yousif (@loloasdaf) May 17, 2022
Feel sorry for him he was playing well too.
— AD (@adzzlfc) May 17, 2022
Such a shame injury has blighted his career as he is a very good player and he has been playing well for us recently,let’s hope for a speedy recovery for @J_Gomez97 YNWA
— Paul collo (@alfie833) May 18, 2022
Gomez does seem to get his fair share of bad luck, and it would be a devastating blow to him if he is sidelined for a lengthy period of time.
In his post-match interview, manager Jurgen Klopp was more positive about Gomez’s chances of returning soon, but he is not a medical expert, so the centre-back will be anxiously awaiting the result of scans that he will undergo in the coming days.