John Terry sends message to Joe Gomez after Liverpool star suffers injury

Chelsea legend and Aston Villa assistant coach John Terry was one of several current and former players to wish cropped Liverpool star Joe Gomez well after his injury setback.

Reds defender Gomez is expected to miss a large chunk of this season after injuring a tendon in his left knee while on England duty.

The 23-year-old underwent successful surgery on Thursday, and said he was already on the road to recovery on Instagram.

In a heartfelt post to fans, Gomez thanked his followers for the support he had been shown.

“The road to recovery has already begun,” he wrote. “I’ve been here before, I know what it takes and I’ll be back better and stronger than ever.

Joe Gomez suffered the blow while on international duty with England

“I’m obviously gutted, but this is part of God’s plan and I believe everything happens for a reason.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their well wishes and messages of support.

“I’m focused on my recovery and supporting my team mates in every way I can. See you soon.”

Terry was quick to offer his support, replying: “Get well soon @joegomez5” with a heart emoji.

Others to reply included current team-mate Neco Williams, Villa defender Ezri Konsa and former Reds striker Dominic Solanke, as well as the Liverpool club account.

Meanwhile, ex-Reds midfielder Jamie Redknapp, who suffered a multitude of injuries in his career, also offered his support to Gomez, before explaining just how big of a blow this was for Jurgen Klopp.

He told Sky Sports’ Pitch to Post podcast: “I’m choked for Joe Gomez if it is a bad injury. He’s a young man who has already had knee injuries and come back brilliantly. I’m a big fan of his, he seems like a really good, down to earth player.

The Dutchman's ACL tear has seen Jurgen Klopp struggle to find a defensive replacement for the centre-back
The Dutchman’s ACL tear has seen Jurgen Klopp struggle to find a defensive replacement for the centre-back

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“I remember seeing him many years ago playing for Charlton in the FA Youth Cup and thinking ‘this is a star of the future’ and he’s certainly proved that at Liverpool. I just hope it’s not going to be anything too serious.

“From an England point of view, it’s a disappointment for Gareth Southgate, but for Jurgen Klopp, if this is a long-term one and you’ve got no Virgil, no Joe Gomez, that puts an enormous amount of stress on this squad from a team that were red-hot favourites at the start of the year.

“It’s certainly going to change things and for everybody else involved, that back two have been so impressive at times. It’s not been easy with no Virgil at the moment, but no Virgil and no Gomez is going to make it even more difficult.”

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