JOE GOMEZ has suffered a fractured leg after getting crocked at Burnley – and is set to miss Liverpool‘s festive fixtures.
The Liverpool centre-back was on the end of a heavy challenge from Ben Mee at Turf Moor, sparking row between Jurgen Klopp and Sean Dyche.
Splash News6 Joe Gomez hobbled to hospital in a boot and crutches earlier today
Rex Features6 Joe Gomez broke his left leg during the 3-1 win over Burnley last night
He went for scans on the injury today wearing a boot and crutches after getting carried off on a stretcher and results are understood to have shown a fracture to his lower left leg.
Gomez is now expected to be on the sidelines for a month to six weeks at least.
It is a massive blow to Klopp’s hopes of keeping in touch with Premier League leaders Manchester City over Christmas.
He is certain to miss the crunch Champions League clash with Napoli and the clash with Manchester United later this month.
Splash News6 Joe Gomez looked glum as he headed into hospital for his scan today
Splash News6 Joe Gomez is confirmed to have broken his leg in a massive blow for Liverpool
And the result of the scans will infuriate Klopp, who was upset at the challenges his team faced against Dyche’s team.
He wanted Stuart Attwell to protect his players during the 3-1 win.
He said: 'I said to the referee after the first sliding tackle 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.