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Liverpool's Joe Gomez has fractured lower leg, will be out six weeks

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Klopp angry at Burnley's 'rough' style of play (0:47)

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp was left aggravated after his side's 2-1 win over Burnley after Joe Gomez suffered from an injury which he feels came from the home side's rough tackling. (0:47)

Liverpool have announced that Joe Gomez has suffered a fracture to his lower left leg and is set to be sidelined for around six weeks.

Gomez was carried off on a stretcher in the first half of Liverpool's 3-1 victory at Burnley on Wednesday night.

The defender was assessed by Liverpool's medical staff on Thursday, where scans confirmed a fracture.

"Liverpool can confirm Joe Gomez sustained a fracture to the lower left leg during the 3-1 win at Burnley on Wednesday night," a statement on the club's website said.

"Initial indications suggest the 21-year-old is facing a spell of up to six weeks out of action, though it's dependent on how his treatment and rehabilitation programmes progress."

Gomez went down following a challenge from Burnley's Ben Mee -- one of a number of tackles that left Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp unhappy.

"You get the ball, nice, but it's like bowling because you get the player as well," Klopp said at a news conference after the match.

"It happened four or five times, everybody likes it, but Joe is injured, and probably not only a little bit."

Gomez, who operates as a centre-back or right-back, has been one of Liverpool's best performers this season, making 18 appearances in all competitions.