Plenty of Liverpool fans were outraged after reports suggested that FIFA are set to pay the Reds £2m in compensation due to Joe Gomez’s injury.
The 23-year-old was ruled out for a significant part of the campaign after picking up a knee injury with England while preparing for their friendly match against Ireland.
Gomez joined his colossal teammate Virgil van Dijk, who recently had surgery on a similar setback and is unlikely to feature again this season, on the Reds’ injury list.
FIFA will now pay Liverpool to cover the Englishman’s wages, which are understood to be £80k-a-week for 25 weeks, which indicates that Gomez could be out for as long as six months, according to the Daily Mail.
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With this in mind, some supporters took it upon themselves to blast the ruling, making the point that such a price is nothing in the world of football and does not really assist the Reds in.
Fans not impressed with Gomez decision
We don’t care about the compensation, the damage is done…. pic.twitter.com/Iq043y2uC7
— Andre LFC (@AndreKo168) November 15, 2020
It’s not enough 🙄 send Henderson back tomorrow and that will do for starters
— Gavin Hodge (@Gavstar79) November 15, 2020
England FA also must pay it because of their stupid schedule
— Casey Chan (@CaseyCh26889874) November 15, 2020
Easy to throw money at a situation.
— Chris (@Cwebb_1980) November 15, 2020
This offers a clue as regards the length of @J_Gomez97’s absence 👇
COMPENSATION: £2m (effective after the first 4wks)
JOE’S WAGES: £80k/wk
PERIOD COVERED BY THE #insurance: £2m ➗ 80k = 25wks
So, he’ll be out for around 7 months (25wks+4wks)🤦
— Your Insurance Guy 4 EndSARS (@Oluwaseun_247) November 15, 2020
It would be nice if they would help us buy a CB instead. https://t.co/XkL0tAMeEM
— Klopp (@KloppTheKaiser) November 15, 2020
Will they give us a defender for free? Foolish organization https://t.co/KRpqoUI6tt
— Akwasi Bronii ba (@sky_faz) November 15, 2020
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