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Jurgen Klopp makes Joe Gomez prediction but admits Ibrahima Konate injury is 'massive' Liverpool blow

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Jurgen Klopp has tipped Joe Gomez for a big season after admitting Ibrahima Konate's injury is a "massive blow" for Liverpool.

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Having had the benefit of a full and uninterrupted summer schedule, Klopp is expecting Gomez, who signed a new contract last month, to be a much more influential figure around the squad this coming campaign after revealing his disappointment following the injury to Konate.

"The good news is when you have a massive blow like it is with Ibou (Konate), you need to have solutions.

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After returning to action last summer following surgery on a serious knee problem in November 2020, Gomez made just eight Premier League appearances last term, starting four, which all came in the unfamiliar role at right-back.

"With Joe, it is most important he stays fit, and that is what we try with all we can because that was the stop and go situation," Klopp said.
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