Jürgen Klopp will not rush Joe Gomez’s recovery from the injury that has kept the Liverpool defender out of action since early December.

Gomez sustained a lower leg fracture during the Reds’ 3-1 win at Burnley on December 5 and has not played since.

Klopp said on Friday that no date has been set for the England international’s return and, when asked if he may require surgery, the boss replied: “I don’t know. We will see. It is possible, probably.

“It is not exactly going how we want, that’s how it is. He needs more time. We will see exactly how we do it.

“There were different moments when we thought we could do this or that. It will take time. We cannot say more.”