Liverpool defender set to be out for the season due to injury

Blow: Jurgen Klopp has lost a defender for the season
Blow: Jurgen Klopp has lost a defender for the season

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lost a player for the season after it was confirmed that Joe Gomez has suffered a serious knee injury.

Gomez was injured playing for England Under 21s in their 3-0 win over Kazakhstan on Tuesday night.

Initially it appeared that the injury wasn't that bad but now PA are reporting that it is feared that the youngster (below) has done his ACL, meaning he is likely out for up to nine months, which would rule him out for the season.

Gomez played in the Liverpool's first five Premier League games of the season, as well as their first two Europa League encounters against Bordeaux and FC Sion - but Alberto Moreno has been preferred in recent weeks.

His absence will be a blow to new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who is set to take charge for the first time at Tottenham in Saturday's lunchtime Premier League encounter.

Liverpool signed Gomez from Sky Bet Championship side Charlton for £3.5million in June.