Liverpool poised to land bumper £2million compensation package from FIFA

Liverpool are set to receive a £2million compensation package from FIFA over Joe Gomez’s injury.

The defender picked up a serious knee injury during a training session on international duty with England this week.

And it is expected to keep him out for most of the season, adding to Jurgen Klopp’s lengthy injury list at Anfield.

Gomez joins the full-strength back-line of Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson with an injury, all picked up since the beginning of October.

But the Daily Mail have reported that the Reds wilt lease get some financial compensation for the defender’s injury.

FIFA will pay the Premier League champions £2million in compensation to cover the Englishman’s £80,000-a-week wages.

The Three Lions’ players are covered by a protection programme that allows their clubs to claim directly for injuries in any A matches, friendlies or training sessions.

And the report states that the organisation will calculate his compensation on a “pro rata basis” until Gomez returns to training.

The maximum Klopp’s side can claim is £6.75million over 365 days, meaning a daily rate of £18,430.

It comes as Gomez, who suffered a lengthy injury during the 2015/16 season on his cruciate ligament, has made a vow to Reds fans.

Writing on his social media channels, the defender said: “The road to recovery has already begun.

“I’ve been her before, I know what it takes & I’ll be back better and stronger than ever.

“I’m obviously gutted, but this is part of God’s plan and I believe everything happens for a reason.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their well wishes and messages of support.

“I’m focused on my recovery and supporting my team mates in every way I can. See you soon.”

Gomez’s injury could mean that Liverpool dip into the transfer market this January, making a four-man shortlist of centre-backs.

But they could also make an £18million swoop for Olympiakos defender Ruben Semedo as a short-term option.

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