There is a bit of bad news for Liverpool as Jürgen Klopp confirmed that Joel Matip is set to miss the remainder of the 2020/21 season due to an ankle ligament injury.
The defender sustained the issue in a challenge to thwart Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min during the first half of Liverpool’s 3-1 win in London last Thursday.
Further diagnosis of the problem has revealed Matip will be unable to play any further part in the Reds’ campaign in defending their title this season.
This adds to Liverpool’s problem as the defending champions are already without fellow centre-backs Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk due to long-term injuries; however, Klopp’s defensive options have been bolstered by the deadline-day arrivals of Ben Davies from Preston North and Ozan Kabak from Schalke 04.
Detailing Matip’s setback, the manager told Liverpoolfc.com: “Unfortunately, we found out now after everybody looked at it that Joel will be out for the rest of the season. But he will be ready for the start of the next pre-season and finally everything will be sorted.”