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EPL injury news: Liverpool Joe Gomez fractured leg, Lewis Cook ACL

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Liverpool central defender Joe Gomez suffered a fractured leg during their victory over Burnley and looks likely to miss the Christmas programme, the English Premier League club says.

England international Gomez was substituted after 23 minutes of Wednesday’s 3-1 victory at Turf Moor following a robust tackle from Burnley’s Ben Mee.

“The club can confirm Joe Gomez sustained a fracture to the lower left leg,” the club’s website said.

“Gomez’s injury was further assessed by the Reds’ medical team at Melwood on Thursday.

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La Liga preview: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann

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La Liga leaders Barcelona will aim to stay ahead of a chasing pack including Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid this weekend, as the fixture list also brings exciting historic opportunities and emotional reuniting of old friends.

Barca will be favourites for Sunday evening’s clash with Levante at Camp Nou, with blaugrana captain Lionel Messi showing ominous form with two superb free kick goals in last weekend’s derbi win at Espanyol.

However Levante themselves will be recall they beat Barca 5-4 in their most recent LaLiga meeting last season, while nine goals in their last three games have lifted Paco Lopez’s side to sixth in the table.

Lionel Messi is in ominous form. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)
Lionel Messi is in ominous form. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

The weekend begins Friday evening with recently arrived Celta Vigo coach Miguel Cardoso looking for a third successive win for his team, but the visitors at Balaidos Friday night are a Leganes side who have climbed the table in recent weeks due to a five game unbeaten run.

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Chelsea news: Barcelona star Jordi Alba makes Alvaro Morata transfer admission

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CHELSEA forward Alvaro Morata would be ‘very welcome’ at Barcelona.

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A-League statistics, Socceroos news, Asian Cup squad, Thomas Deng, Terry Antonis, Dimi Petratos, Craig Goodwin

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With the Asian Cup less than a month away, it’s now or never for those looking to force their way into Graham Arnold’s Socceroos squad.

While most of the team set to head to the United Arab Emirates for January’s teammates are based overseas, as always, it seems likely some A-League stars will at least come under consideration for the tournament.

With the Fox Sports Lab, we took a look at some of the Socceroos contenders and how they’re tracking stats-wise in the A-League this season.

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With Aaron Mooy all but ruled out of the Asian Cup, there could be room for an A-League playmaker to come into the fold.

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