The surgery, which has now addressed the issue, means the 20-year-old will play no part in the remaining two fixtures of the 2017-18 campaign, or the World Cup finals with England.

However, Gomez will be ready for the start of Liverpool’s pre-season training schedule in July following a rehabilitation period.'

This kid can't get a break. He gets back to fitness, looks like he could have a decent World Cup and then this happens. He was criticised in some quarters for his recent performances, which were pretty poor to be fair, but it turns out he was playing through injury to give Alexander-Arnold a break at right back. The one shining light is that he should be fit for pre-season but, unfortunately, he's another that won't be available for the Champions League final. I wonder whether the FA would allow us to wrap our players in bubble wrap for the Brighton game?