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Revealed: The key Liverpool fixtures Joe Gomez is set to miss including crunch Manchester City clash

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is set for only six weeks out despite sustaining a fracture to his lower leg against Burnley on Wednesday evening.

The 21-year-old left the Turfmoor pitch on a stretcher just 23 minutes into the game, which Liverpool went on to win 3-1.

Fears were growing that Gomez would be set for months out but is now set to return in mid-January, the club have announced.

Gomez will be forced to sit out seven Premier League games over a crucial Christmas period. Those are against, importantly, title rivals Manchester City on January 3 as well as Bournemouth, Manchester United, Wolves, Newcastle, Arsenal and Brighton.

The England international will also miss next week's Champions League game against Napoli and the FA Cup third round game at Wolves.

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