Liverpool's Gomez has knee surgery

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Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has undergone surgery on the knee injury he suffered during an England training session, with England's champions reporting that he will be sidelined for "a significant part" of the season..

The centre-back, who was set to be involved in England's games against the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland, damaged a tendon in his left knee while training at St George's Park on Wednesday and has had a successful procedure to repair the problem.

Liverpool said in a statement that Gomez had undergone surgery to repair a tendon in his left knee, with "no damage to any other associated knee ligaments".

"The operation to correct the damage, which took place in London on Thursday morning, was a success and the 23-year-old will make a full recovery," the club added.

"No time scale is being placed upon his return, though the issue is likely to rule him out for a significant part of the remainder of 2020-21."

Gomez's injury is a massive blow to manager Jurgen Klopp, whose side are already without key centre back Virgil van Dijk because of a season-ending knee injury.

Fabinho is also in the treatment room, leaving Joel Matip as the only fit senior centre-back on Liverpool's books.

Gomez has not had much luck with injuries over the last few years, having suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury while playing for England Under-21s in October 2015.

He also injured his ankle representing the senior team in a friendly against Holland in March 2018 before breaking his leg later that year.