According to sources FIFA are prepared to fork out £2m in compensation to Liverpool to help cover Joe Gomez’s wages after the defender suffered a serious knee injury while on international duty with England.
Gomez damaged a tendon in his left knee during an England training session ahead of Gareth Southgate’s mens friendly against the Republic of Ireland.
The 23-year-old underwent a successful surgery but he could potentially miss the rest of the season along with team mate Virgil van Dijk, adding more pressure to Jurgen Klopp’s defensive woes.
FIFA are set to pay Liverpool £2million in compensation to cover the wages of Joe Gomez. FIFA will pay the money to cover Gomez’s wages, understood to be in the region of £80,000 a week. #awlfc [mail] pic.twitter.com/Isvbx18NTs
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) November 15, 2020
According to the Daily Mail, FIFA are expected to offer Liverpool compensation to the tune of £2 million pounds to help cover the costs of the defender’s £80k a-week wages.
The compensation will come from the FIFA club protection programme which is a scheme that allows clubs to make claims from football’s governing body in the case of a player suffering injury while on international duty.
Liverpool have yet to officially confirm that Gomez will miss the rest of the season but a similar injury has put other players on the sideline for up to 10 months which is exactly not what Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool need right now.
By: Nageem Nawor