Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has taken to social media for the first time after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury while playing for England Under-21s on Tuesday evening.
The talented teenager has vowed to come back stronger after today's reports declared that he is set to miss the remainder of the season.
Gomez, 18, had enjoyed a fine start to the campaign on Merseyside, but will now have to wait before proving himself to new Reds chief Jurgen Klopp.
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The enigmatic coach is set to take charge of his new side for the first time against Tottenham on Saturday, but he will have to do it without his exciting teenage talent.
Gomez, though, appears to be focused on the road to recovery, claiming that the 'hard work starts now'.
In the build-up to his first Liverpool game, it hasn't been a good couple of days for Klopp. With striker Danny Ings also set for a lengthy period on the sidelines, the revered coach has a lot to think about in his pursuit of success on Merseyside.
It certainly looks set to be a busy period for Alberto Moreno, who should have a key role to play for the foreseeable future. There's always the possibility that Jose Enrique will be handed a lifeline, but it's surely unlikely that Klopp will risk him at this stage.
There remains a feel-good factor at Liverpool right now, but these injury setbacks have certainly soured developments off the pitch.
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