Liverpool’s Gomez hobbles to hospital on crutches after ankle injury

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez hobbles to hospital on crutches after suffering ankle injury in Burnley win following manager Jurgen Klopp’s furious row with Sean Dyche

  • Joe Gomez arrived at hospital on crutches after collecting an injury at Burnley
  • He was taken off at Turf Moor following a stern challenge from Ben Mee 
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was left angry at the manner of the challenge
  • Gomez departed hospital in a protective boot as he faces a spell on the sidelines  

Matthew Smith For Mail Online

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has been pictured leaving hospital on crutches after suffering an injury to his left ankle. 

Gomez was seen hobbling to the Spire hospital on Thursday morning, having been taken off on a stretcher in the win over Burnley. 

The England international, who was forced to unsteadily make his way up the disabled ramp to the hospital, also wore a protective boot on his left foot.

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has been pictured leaving hospital on crutches on Thursday

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has been pictured leaving hospital on crutches on Thursday

Gomez also wore a protective boot on his left ankle

It was his first public outing after being taken off on a stretcher at Burnley

Gomez also wore a protective boot on his left ankle after being taken off away at Burnley

The defender was forced to unsteadily make his way up the disabled ramp to the hospital

The defender was forced to unsteadily make his way up the disabled ramp to the hospital

England international Gomez was seen hobbling to the Spire hospital on Thursday morning

England international Gomez was seen hobbling to the Spire hospital on Thursday morning

His manager, Jurgen Klopp, was angry at the nature of Burnley’s tackling, claiming referee Stuart Attwell should have done more to curb their aggression. 

He said after the game: ‘I said to the referee after the first sliding tackle (made) over six or seven yards, when he got the ball and everyone liked it: “Please, tell them they cannot do that.”

‘It wasn’t a foul but they cannot do that. It’s like bowling because then four or five times it happened. Joe is injured and probably not only a little bit.’

Gomez was clattered by Robbie Brady before a strong Ben Mee challenge saw the full back hurtle into the advertising hoardings and leave on a stretcher midway through the first half. 

Klopp became embroiled in a heated discussion with Burnley boss Sean Dyche after the game on the pitch at Turf Moor.

Gomez was sent clattering into the advertising hoardings by a tough tackle at Turf Moor

Gomez was sent clattering into the advertising hoardings by a tough tackle at Turf Moor

The German later said: ‘Aggression is a part of football but be careful. Sliding over six or seven yards: these times are over. Usually someone will not let you do that.

‘We all want to win and you can choose different ways but someone needs to say: “Stop doing that”. Make two more steps and then you are in a normal challenge.

‘Don’t go five yards before you see the player when the grass is wet. It’s unlucky what happened to Joe but the referees have to make sure it doesn’t happen consistently. That’s not how it should be.’ 

Dyche however protected his players, and said that Klopp’s criticism was befuddling to him.

Jurgen Klopp became embroiled in a heated discussion with Sean Dyche over the tackle

Jurgen Klopp became embroiled in a heated discussion with Sean Dyche over the tackle

The managers clashed at the final whistle on the pitch following Liverpool's midweek win

The managers clashed at the final whistle on the pitch following Liverpool’s midweek win

He said on Thursday:  ‘I was a bit confused. There were some excellent tackles. The only one that was questionable was Bardo’s (Phil Bardsley).

‘Ben Mee’s was a fantastic tackle and I think Gomez realised that. We send him our best if there is any injury but it wasn’t from a bad tackle.

‘Of course football managers can question whatever they like but I don’t think they can reinvent the rules. I don’t think there’s many fans in this country that want to see tackling go out of the game.’


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