It’s Go for Gomez return but reds have injuries ahead of Plymouth cup clash

FA Cup 3rd Round
Sunday 08 January 2017 - 1:30 pm
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Joe Gomez, the Liverpool defender who suffered a cruciate ligament injury just days after Jurgen Klopp's arrival is set to return to the first team after a 16 month absence.

Liverpool take on Plymouth Argyle at Anfield on Sunday in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup.

Klopp decided to keep the youngster at the club in the summer to continue his recuperation rather than sending him away for a loan move.

The 19 year old had made an immediate impact on the Liverpool side after joining in the summer of 2015 before injury and Klopp today said:

“Yes, he’s in good shape, so maybe. First game at Anfield for a long time eh? Maybe it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if he was in the line-up if nothing else.

“Next step, it's a long way to go. He’s already come a long way and it will still be but it’s what we said when we didn’t really have an idea to send him on loan to another club.

And Liverpool will need the likes of Gomez to return to the fold after a string of injuries collected over December and the first game of January.

Klopp confirmed that Coutinho and Matip are continuing their recuperation but will not be involved at the weekend.

James Milner was withdrawn at half time away at Sunderland and has a slight calf injury.  Jordan Henderson missed that game and is not yet ready to return.

Daniel Sturridge who appeared to suffer the most minor of challenges at the weekend before being substituted has also not yet returned to training.

The manager adding:

“Daniel didn’t train until now - for no foul! Sorry just a a little flashback. Probably back in training today. Then it depends how he feels, but it should be possible.”