Liverpool received a double blow yesterday after it was revealed Joe Gomez and Danny Ings will miss the rest of the season through injury.
Gomez, who joined the Reds from Charlton Athletic in the summer, requires surgery on an anterior cruciate knee ligament injury he picked up on England Under-21 duty.
Ings, who also moved to Anfield this season, likewise suffered the same injury in his first training session under new manager Jurgen Klopp.
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The news comes as a blow to Liverpool and their new German boss as both players had impressed, despite the club's slow start to the Premier League season.
Following the news, the 19-year-old defender took to Instagram to send a message to the Anfield faithful.
He posted a picture of himself and Ings battling for the ball in training, accompanied with the message: "Me & @ingstagram10 will be back at it soon. Thanks everyone ❤️."
Gomez's injury is a huge loss for the Liverpool defence. With Jon Flanagan also out until around Christmas, the Reds are looking light on options in the full-back positions.
Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno are expected to be the first-choice players for Klopp, and outcast Jose Enrique could be offered an Anfield lifeline due to their problems.
Ings will also be sorely missed; the England international's tenacity and work rate had made him an instant hit among Liverpool fans.
The Merseyside club do have top-class options upfront in the form of Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke, but given Sturridge's recent history with injury, the Reds could face a problem. Of course, Benteke is set to miss the game with Tottenham Hotspur but may return for next weekend's match with Southampton.
Hopefully, it will not come to that and the former Chelsea man will stay clear of any further issues. If he can rediscover his form of the 2013-14 season it will go some way to softening the blow of losing the former Burnley striker.
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