Liverpool have suffered a massive injury blow after young defender Joe Gomez is feared to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. He picked up the injury while on international duty with England U21 in the European championship qualifier victory over Kazakhstan.

The 18-year-old was withdrawn in the final quarter after having tweaked a ligament in his right knee. The Young Lions' coach Gareth Southgate suggested the injury did not look serious and is hoping he could return to action quickly.

"It seems to be OK, we were a bit concerned at first but we are hopeful it's nothing too serious," Southgate explained.

Gomez is awaiting the scan results to find out the extent of the injury. The Daily Mail claims the versatile defender has damaged his anterior cruciate ligament, which will see him spend the next six to nine months on the sidelines.

His injury did not look serious initially, which was confirmed by Southgate. However, the player underwent more tests once he returned to Melwood. The scan results will be confirmed on 15 October, but it is feared the defender has suffered a serious knee injury.

Gomez joined the Merseyside club from Charlton Athletic in the summer transfer window. He started in the first four league games of the season, ahead of Alberto Moreno in the left-back position.

Liverpool appointed Jurgen Klopp as Brendan Rodgers' successor after the Reds' disappointing display in all competitions under the Northern Irishman's guidance. The German manager will have to use Moreno in the left-back position, if Gomez is ruled out for the remainder of the 2015/16 season.

Jose Enrique is another player who can feature in the left-back position. The 29-year-old Spaniard is one of the fringe players at Anfield. However, a long-term injury to Gomez could see him be the second choice left-back at Liverpool.