Joe Gomez returns to Liverpool for ankle injury assessment
The defender suffered a knock against Holland.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has returned to his club to have an ankle injury assessed.
Gomez picked up the problem during England’s win over Holland on Friday and the original plan was for him to be looked at by the England doctors rather than withdraw from the squad.
It's been confirmed that @J_Gomez97 has returned to @LFC for further assessment on the injury he picked up against the Netherlands.— England (@England) March 25, 2018
The #ThreeLions squad for Tuesday's game against Italy has been reduced to 2️⃣4️⃣ players. pic.twitter.com/zPeZOk4eF5
But he has now returned to Liverpool, with no replacement, meaning the likes of Alfie Mawson and James Tarkowski could win a first cap against Italy on Tuesday.
Gomez suffered the injury during an early fall after an aerial duel at the Amsterdam ArenA.
The 20-year-old’s replacement at the Amsterdam ArenA, Harry Maguire, was forced off in the closing moments of the game but Press Association Sport understands there are no major concerns over the Leicester man.