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Liverpool's Gomez returns to club for injury assessment

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has returned to his club to have an ankle injury assessed. Credit: PA

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has returned to his club to have an ankle injury assessed.

Gomez picked up the problem during England's win over Holland on Friday and the original plan was for him to be looked at by the England doctors rather than withdraw from the squad.

But he has now returned to Liverpool, with no replacement, meaning the likes of Alfie Mawson and James Tarkowski could win a first cap against Italy on Tuesday.

Gomez suffered the injury during an early fall after an aerial duel at the Amsterdam ArenA.

The 20-year-old's replacement at the Amsterdam ArenA, Harry Maguire, was forced off in the closing moments of the game but Press Association Sport understands there are no major concerns over the Leicester man.


Champions League Draw: Liverpool v Man City

The tie guarantees an English side will be in the semi-finals of the Champions League this season Credit: PA

Premier League leaders Manchester City have been drawn against English rivals Liverpool in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

City secured their place in the last eight by beating Basel, having won the away leg 4-0, but then lost 2-1 at home in the second leg.

Liverpool saw off Porto in the round of 16, which also saw an impressive away performance with a 5-0 victory at the Estadio do Dragao ahead of a routine goalless draw at Anfield.

Anfield will host the first leg of the quarter-final tie, which will be played on April 3 or 4 with the second leg to be held on April 10 or 11.

Elsewhere in Friday's quarter-final draw, holders Real Madrid were handed a tie against Italian giants Juventus, who beat Tottenham in the last round.

LaLiga leaders Barcelona will play Roma, while the reward for Sevilla's victory over Manchester United was a date against Bayern Munich of Germany.

The two English clubs have already played each other twice in the Premier League this season.

Manchester City romped to a 5-0 home win during September, with Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane both scoring twice after Sadio Mane had been sent off.

Liverpool, though, gained revenge at Anfield in January when they inflicted what so far has been the only Premier League defeat for City, who were beaten 4-3 with two late goals adding some respectability to the final scoreline.

Champions League quarter-final ties are as follows:

Barcelona v Roma

Sevilla v Bayern Munich

Juventus v Real Madrid

Liverpool v Manchester City

Ties to be played on April 3-4 and April 10-11.

Liverpool's Can takes responsibility for defeat to United

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Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has accepted some of the blame for last weekend's defeat at Manchester United.

The Germany international was criticised by pundits for not providing a covering screen for Dejan Lovren, who twice lost out in aerial challenges with Romelu Lukaku which led to both of United's goals in the 2-1 victory.

Can has held his hands up and shouldered some of the responsibility.

"It was one of the mistakes we did around the goals," he told

"The second balls were not good around the two situations where we conceded. In my position, it was not good from me.

"We have to learn from it and do it better in the next game against Watford.

"We made very easy mistakes when we conceded the goals; we have to defend better as a team there.

"It was a very disappointing result but I think we can learn a lot from it."

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