FIFA will reportedly cover Joe Gomez’s wages of £ 80,000 a week in Liverpool for the remainder of the season after the England defender suffered a knee injury in international service.
Jurgen Klopp’s team was already struggling with a defensive injury crisis after losing Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho, but his situation worsened last week when Gomez suffered an injury that could rule him out for the rest of the season.
According to the Daily Mail, the governing body of world football, FIFA, will pay around £ 2 million in compensation to the Premier League champions.
The FA confirmed to the newspaper that FIFA would cover the salary of the injured center-back.
This is because England players are protected by FIFA’s club protection program, which offers insurance for injuries sustained in friendlies, matches and training sessions.
FIFA will pay until Gomez is back in shape, with a maximum coverage for a period of 365 days and a total of £ 6.75 million.
Gomez’s loss was a huge blow to the Premier League champions, who have recently been linked with moves in January for Torino’s Gleison Bremer and Olympiakos’ Nelson Semedo.