Championship side Huddersfield Town are monitoring the fitness of Joe Gomez ahead of making a possible loan move for the Liverpool defender in January, according to reports.
Gomez ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament while representing England at under-21 level against Kazakhstan last October but the defender returned to full training at Melwood for the first time last week.
The Daily Mail claims that the Reds want to ‘accelerate his education’ by sending him on loan and that Huddersfield could be a good option.
Liverpool have already loaned Danny Ward to Huddersfield this term and the Terriers are progressing nicely, sitting fourth in the Championship behind Newcastle, Norwich and Brighton after their terrific start to the season.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 20, 2016
David Wagner, who is in charge at the John Smith’s Stadium, worked with Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund and are thought to be good friends away from football.
If it hadn’t been for an Achilles tendon injury in July, then Gomez could have made a return for the Reds earlier this season, instead he missed the whole of pre-season.
The report adds that Klopp sees Gomez as having the potential to become a key player for Liverpool in the future and wants to aid his development.
Last October, Klopp commented on Gomez’s injury, saying: “I am pretty good at waiting for players. Young players especially. This is home. We will do everything to help him.”