England will be without two Liverpool players for tomorrow’s concluding Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo.
Sky Sports reported that defender Joe Gomez was forced out of training after a clash of knees with Kieran Trippier, while midfielder Jordan Henderson has been struck down with a lingering viral infection.
Joe Gomez out of England squad after picking up knee injury in training following collision with Kieran Trippier. Jordan Henderson out with illness
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) November 16, 2019
According to Sky Sports, both Gomez and Henderson have not travelled with the England squad for tomorrow’s game in Pristina, leaving Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as Liverpool’s remaining representatives in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Kosovo match.
Gomez was booed by large sections of the crowd at Wembley upon his introduction as a substitute in Thursday’s 7-0 win over Montenegro, following his involvement in an altercation with Raheem Sterling earlier in the week which led to the Manchester City man being dropped for the game by Southgate.
His injury and Henderson’s illness add to Jurgen Klopp’s casualty list from the international break, with Andrew Robertson and Mohamed Salah being forced to pull out of the Scotland and Egypt squads respectively due to ankle injuries.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter saw the upside to the misfortunes that have struck Gomez and Henderson:
Excellent news. Welcome home European champions
— G🦉 (@uScratched_myCD) November 16, 2019
Klopp pulled the strings on this one, made up.
— KEITH D (@kailuca) November 16, 2019
Awesome… get them home! Trent next please!
— Ciaran (@KlavanDijk) November 16, 2019
Henderson sick of England, made up
— k (@kee2013_uk) November 16, 2019
Tactical injury…. Nice one
— Darth Weirder (@Ogabson__OOT) November 16, 2019
Good work lads. Just hope Ox and Trent get home safe now
— Dave 💣❄ (@only1daveoakley) November 16, 2019
Fantastic news, get them home, rest up for a few days, BUSY schedule ahead.
— Sean Carpenter (@skyvalley76) November 16, 2019
If this is the kind of “injury” that I think it is….Trent and Ox next please
— fc gomez (@virgilvansikee) November 16, 2019
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