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.
The Reds are now third in the table, but they have played a game more than Tottenham, who are a point behind in fourth, and Chelsea, who are three behind in fifth.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is putting on a courageous face despite knowing that he will miss the UEFA Champions League final and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, promising his fans on Instagram that he's already looking forward to coming back.
It's the news no Liverpool fan wanted to hear.
Cardiff City seal automatic promotion to Premier League
There was another one after full time, when Cardiff's Malaysian owner, Vincent Tan , was carried on the shoulders of fans. Cardiff didn't so much win promotion to the Premier League , as were gifted it by a poor performance in Birmingham .
With Chelsea chasing a place in the top four, Liverpool are under pressure to beat Brighton - a victory that would secure their Champions League position next season, but Klopp seems relaxed about the situation.
"Gutted to confirm my season for both club and country is over having undergone successful ankle surgery", Gomez wrote in an Instagram post. "I'm going to do all I can to get back and be in the best possible shape for pre season".
"Thank you for all your support over the course of the season".