Joe Gomez has been a rock in defence for Liverpool along with Netherland international Virgil Van Dijk.

The England international has also been consistent in his performances but after a tackle by Burnley defender Ben Mee he was expected to be ruled out for a long time.

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez (right) faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a leg fracture

He was stretched off much to the anger off manager Jurgen Klopp who had an altercation with opposition manager Sean Dyche.

Klopp on Joe Gomez

Speaking in his press conference after the encounter Klopp stated that the referee could have done more to protect Gomez from the injury.

Joe Gomez

He said, “I said to the referee after the first sliding tackle (made) over six or seven yards, when he got the ball and everyone liked it: 'Please, tell them they cannot do that.

Joe Gomez

“It wasn't a foul but they cannot do that. It's like bowling because then four or five times it happened. Joe is injured and probably not only a little bit.”

Joe Gomez 

According to a report by the , Gomez was seen on crutches and a protective boot hobbling out of the Spire Hospital.

He is expected to return in January and miss the important festive period in the Premier League.