Liverpool able to claim money from FIFA to cover Joe Gomez's wages during injury layoff 1 year ago

Liverpool able to claim money from FIFA to cover Joe Gomez's wages during injury layoff

Gomez is likely to be sidelined for a long period of time

Liverpool will be able to claim money from FIFA to over Joe Gomez's wages while he is ruled out through injury.

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FIFA's club protection scheme insures all players while they are on international duty, meaning players are insured against any long term injuries sustained during either international matches or training.

Clubs can claim a maximum of £130,000 a week to cover their casualty's wages after four weeks have passed since the injury was sustained.

Gomez is expected to be sidelined for a large chunk of this season, having undergone successful knee surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his left knee.

He will be sorely missed by Liverpool, who are already without Virgil Van Dijk (ACL) and Fabinho (hamstring).

The Reds are already eyeing up Olympiacos defender Ruben Semedo as a potential transfer target in January, according to media in his native Portugal.

Semedo is 26 and would cost an estimated £8 million. Reports have also linked Liverpool with RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano, who could cost substantially more.

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