Joe Gomez will likely miss Liverpool’s clash against Southampton this Sunday as a result of a minor knee injury he’s been battling. Gomez missed out on the 2-2 draw against Tottenham and Trent Alexander-Armstrong got his chance to shine in an otherwise mildly aggravating game.
The England international tore his ACL in 2015 and suffered further injury setbacks when he damaged his Achilles in January 2017. He has spoken at length about the recovery process and his (sometimes too slow) journey back to the first team. This particular injury doesn’t seem as much of a setback as his previous ones (nor is it related to his previous injuries), but it looks like the team will still probably have to face the Saints without him.
Liverpool will, however, have at least three ex-Southampton players to potentially start Sunday’s game. Sadio Mané hasn’t been at his best in the past few games—with some less-than-stellar touches and poor finishing—but will likely be looking for the spark (and luck) that he needs to regain his form against his old club. Virgil van Dijk, the most recent Saints-to-Red transfer will also likely make an appearance, along with Dejan Lovren, who he’s fast been building a partnership with. Oxlade-Chamberlain is also an ex-Saints option for Klopp.
Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana (who we’re decidedly Really Not Okay With) are both out for this game, and really it’s a wonder Southampton still does business with us.
Sunday’s kick-off is scheduled for 4:30 PM GMT (11:30 AM EST) at St Mary’s.