The World Football Federation (FIFA) will have to pay Liverpool the equivalent of midfielder Joe Gomez’s salary from now until the end of the season.
The Liverpool midfielder was seriously injured when he gathered the England team to prepare for the match against Ireland. Gomez is more likely to follow Virgil van Dijk off the season until the end of the season.
Until Gomez recovered, FIFA had to pay Liverpool’s salary to Gomez, about $ 2.63 million. These are the rules of the player protection program set by FIFA itself. Clubs, if a player is injured while serving the team in friendly matches, class A matches, and training sessions for the aforementioned matches, will be compensated by FIFA.
FIFA’s compensation is not infinite. Each club will only receive a maximum of $ 8.88 million per 365 days. Gomez’s $ 2.63 million is calculated on his ability to miss the rest of the season.
Liverpool saved more than $ 2 million in wages for Gomez, but clearly coach Jurgen Klopp and his associates could not be happy. This season, 14 Liverpool players have been sidelined due to injury or Covid-19 including goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez Tsimikas, Fabinho, Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Xherdan Shaqiri, Joe Matip, Naby Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Regarding Gomez’s injury, while training with England, goalkeeper Nick Pope recounted: “Gomez just made a pass, or some move without any player interfering, suddenly lay down. the pitch. He expressed a lot of pain. “