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Reds confirm Gomez injury blow

Liverpool have confirmed that Joe Gomez has suffered a lower leg fracture and is facing six weeks on the sidelines.

England defender Gomez was carried off midway through the first half of Wednesday's Premier League victory over Burnley, following a challenge with Ben Mee.

The Reds went on to win the game 3-1, but the victory has come at a cost.

In a statement, the club said: "Liverpool can confirm Joe Gomez sustained a fracture to the lower left leg during the 3-1 win at Burnley on Wednesday night."

"The defender needed to be substituted after 23 minutes at Turf Moor following a challenge from which he was unable to continue.

Gomez's injury was further assessed by the Reds' medical team at Melwood on Thursday.

"Initial indications suggest the 21-year-old is facing a spell of up to six weeks out of action, though this is dependent on how his treatment and rehabilitation programmes progress."

A six-week absence would keep Gomez out until mid-January, with Liverpool facing nine games between now and then in three different competitions.

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