Liverpool's Joe Gomez has fractured lower leg, will be out six weeks

Phillip Bardsley of Burnley and Mohamed Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool in action

Phillip Bardsley of Burnley and Mohamed Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool in action

A six-week absence would keep Gomez out until mid-January, with Liverpool facing nine games between now and then in three different competitions.

As impressive as these statistics are, however, Jurgen Klopp will be more pleased with the result - a vital three points that sees his side go into a hectic festive period within touching distance of Pep Guardiola's defending champions. I'm not sure if he spoke about the challenge of [Phil] Bardsley on Alberto Moreno.

"It wasn't a foul but they can not do that". Talking about one situation where a player goes down with no contact, I don't even know if the ref judged it because it's a normal situation and it can happen.

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" Liverpool can confirm Joe Gomez sustained a fracture to the lower left leg during the 3-1 win at Burnley on Wednesday night".

He also hit back at Klopp with reference to another first-half incident, suggesting his opposite number had failed to talk about Daniel Sturridge appearing to dive when winning a free-kick just outside Burnley's penalty area. He was in outstanding shape, he helped us a lot and especially because we could make these changes with Trent [Alexander-Arnold] and Joe and that was really important because Trent is still a young boy and we cannot push [him] through 20 games in a row.

"He would probably say he is OK but I think it is responsible we have an eye on that".

And former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing the Reds to ease to a comfortable win against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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