Football: Gomez injury hands Klopp first Liverpool setback

Liverpool's English defender Joe Gomez (R) runs past Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Liverpool.
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LONDON - New Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp suffered his first setback Wednesday when it was reported that teenage defender Joe Gomez will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The 18-year-old, who was signed from second division Charlton in June, was forced from the pitch after hurting his right knee in the 80th minute of England Under-21s' 3-0 victory against Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

Press Association Sport reported that Liverpool will confirm on Thursday that the 18-year-old left-back's season is over.

Klopp takes charge of his first Liverpool match at Tottenham on Saturday.

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