Joe Gomez set to miss remainder of season for Liverpool

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It’s been all smiles at Anfield since the appointment of Jurgen Klopp, but it looks like Liverpool has been dealt some bad news.

Joe Gomez is set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a serious knee injury while playing for the England U21 side over the international break.

[ MORE: Premier League injury report ]

While Liverpool is yet to confirm the severity of the injury, multiple reports out of England have tabbed Gomez with a ruptured ACL, which would put an end to his first year in the Premier League.

The 18-year-old defender moved to Liverpool from Championship-side Charlton over the summer for around $5.5 million. He immediately became a favorite of Brendan Rodgers, starting Liverpool’s first five matches of the Premier League season at left-back.

Without Gomez, Liverpool is a bit thin in the defense. Alberto Moreno is the only true left-back on the squad, with Joe Flanagan yet to play this season while recovering from injury.