Uefa announce Champions League final referee: Milorad Mažić

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But the 2015 signing from Charlton suffered a recurrence of the problem against the Potters and further scans showed he needed surgery, which will rule him out of the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 26.

As well as the Champions Final with Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26, the defender will also miss England's World Cup bid in Russian Federation.

Gutted to confirm that my season for both club and country is over having undergone successful ankle surgery.

However, Liverpool have moved to clarify the situation, stating that the 20-year-old would not be available to return to training until July.

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Gomez, who has played at both centre-back and right-back this season, has made 31 appearances across all competitions.

Gomez is also out of England's World Cup campaign, which begins on 18 June against Tunisia.

Mazic has been an global licensed referee since 2009 is and took charge of four Champions League and two Europa League matches this season. This summer Mažić will travel to Russian Federation as part of the officiating team for the World Cup on the back of his experience in the 2014 edition in Brazil and in the 2016 European Championships in France.

Gareth Southgate has repeatedly utilised a three-at-the-back formation heading into the tournament in Russian Federation, and Gomez may well have been a selection, though his dreams of heading to the showpiece are over.

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