Gomez injury proves Carragher was spot on in assessment of Liverpool’s defence

Jamie Carragher will be feeling his comments on Liverpool's need to buy another centre-back in January have been vindicated following the Reds' latest blow.

It is believed that Joe Gomez has suffered a potentially serious injury during England training on Wednesday, and the defender could be ruled out for the foreseeable future.

It comes as yet another problem for the Reds' defence, with Virgil van Dijk potentially out for the season, Trent Alexander-Arnold on the sidelines for at least four weeks and Joel Matip and Fabinho also suffering their fair share of injuries.

Carragher had already stated his concern about Liverpool's lack of depth in defence after the loss of Van Dijk, but was criticised for his comments by Jurgen Klopp.

With Alexander-Arnold and quite possibly Gomez now also missing, however, he will be of the belief that his opinion was more than justified.

Speaking to Sky Sports last month, Carragher said: "Liverpool's next signing had to be a centre-back next summer anyway.

"That was the next one, that has to be brought forward to 1st January – not the end of the month.

"(Dayot) Upamecano, at RB Leipzig, there’s talk of him. He's not the profile of Van Dijk. But that's the one Liverpool wanted next summer.

"Bring it forward, pay the extra money and do it on 1 January. That means Liverpool have to get through the next 11 league games without Van Dijk. They have to go big in terms of a signing."

Liverpool will surely now by heeding his advice if, as expected, Gomez is out for some time.

But Klopp was far from impressed with Carragher's comments at the time, responding: "It's hard to have four world-class centre-halves. If anyone wants to tell us we made a mistake, I think Carragher mentioned it already. There are a few reasons why they don't do this job…"

Now, however, Klopp may be ruing the decision to not replace Dejan Lovren, who Liverpool let leave for Zenit Saint Petersburg in the transfer window.

All eyes will be on England boss Gareth Southgate for his scheduled press conference at 6.30pm, where he is expected to disclose the severity of Gomez's injury.

If it is a bad one, the powers-that-be at Anfield will surely have no choice but to put their hands in their pockets come January.

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