Liverpool's Gomez may need surgery on broken leg: Klopp

Liverpool's Gomez may need surgery on broken leg: Klopp

Manchester City and West Ham's bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur both won over the weekend to ramp up the pressure on Jurgen Klopp's side.

This meant that Joe Gomez would not be able to face West Ham United and also miss out Liverpool's Champions League clash vs Bayern Munich at Anfield.

The Reds have maintained a commendable level of consistency this season, suffering just one Premier League defeat through 24 games. Klopp laughed off claims of chicanery from the club, contending that there weren't enough staff on hand to clear the whole playing surface in the 15 minute interval.

Following Manchester City's impressive 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday, the Reds' lead atop the table is down to just two points.

"This club has not been champions for 29 years, so how can people sit there and watch it like (they are watching) City?" he said.

Gary Neville questions whether Liverpool have the nerve to see out their title challenge, five years on from fading away in the final few games of the season.

Gomez is expected to have the surgery in London today and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping he can keep Joel Matip fit to partner Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool travel to West Ham with continued injury problems in defence, although James Milner is available after suspension to deputise at right-back.

Xherdan Shaqiri says Liverpool "are not robots" but believes they have enough players with match-winning ability at their disposal to grind out wins when not at their best.

"After the Newcastle game everybody was convinced, myself too, that Liverpool were going to beat Leicester and it would be seven points and it would be nearly over. We will make this intervention and then he will come back".

"I don't know [if he needs surgery]".

But going into the game Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini made a case for Tottenham too with comments that won't please West Ham fans.

"I saw the game at Bournemouth and I thought they were poor". Probably. We are still in the race and if we dropped points or whatever, then it's still a point against Leicester. Let's carry on again.

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