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Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp talks Joe Gomez replacement plans ahead of Bournemouth clash | Football | Sport

Liverpool manager Klopp will take his side to Bournemouth today, with the Reds aiming to continue their assault on the Premier League title.

They will be without Gomez, however, with the England international limping out of their 3-1 win over Burnley with a fractured leg on Wednesday night.

Many fans and pundits have been speculating as to who Liverpool will play instead, with Klopp able to call upon the likes of Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip.

But, speaking ahead of their Bournemouth showdown, Jurgen Klopp kept his cards close to his chest.

“I have a plan,” Klopp said in his pre-match press conference.

“Unsurprisingly. We will see what we will do but we have other options of course.

“You know all of them. We have a lot of players who can play that position, especially the way we play now.

“You can go through the squad …. Milner, Fabinho, more, but I have nothing to say about that.

“Wait and you will see what options we have!”

Klopp was seething on Wednesday night despite seeing his Liverpool side put Burnley to the sword.

The Reds boss clashed with Burnley counterpart Sean Dyche on the touchlines over what he perceived to be an aggressive approach to the game.

And, speaking in the aftermath, the Liverpool manager suggested Gomez was fortunate to avoid an even worse injury.

“It’s just a shame for the boy, for us of course as well, he was in outstanding shape,” he said after the game.

“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 through 20 games in a row.

“He would probably say it’s possible but I think it’s responsible that we have a little eye on that.

“[Nathaniel] Clyney was not available in that moment so Joe played there and it helped us massively and now Clyney is still not here and Joe is out so of course it doesn’t help a lot.

“Together with Virgil, he improved so much, it was so nice to see that he did exactly what everybody in the scouting department from Liverpool expected him to do.

“When I came in, everybody was full of praise for him and I didn’t see him in training because of the injury he got for [England] U21s.

“[It’s] a bit, I would say, lucky because it could have been worse.

“Six weeks for us is massive, I can’t even count the games in that period, but that means as well that he will be back for a big part of the season still and that’s good.

“At the moment he is not too well because it is still painful but when that settles we can start with the rehab and go in the right direction.”