Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed the large blow that defender Joel Matip will also be out for the rest of the season.
This comes merely after the Reds ended the transfer window with a flourish thru bringing in two centre-backs on point in time day – Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies.
The timing if truth be told couldn’t had been upper, it kind of feels, as Matip is now set to depart out the rest of the selling marketing campaign via hurt, giving Klopp however another major headache in that position.
Liverpool have already been without well-known particular person centre-back Virgil van Dijk for plenty of of this season, and it’s not however clear if he’ll be once more all over again forward of next time frame.
Matip’s hurt is another massive blow, with Klopp confirming the news on Liverpool’s official internet web page: “Unfortunately, we came upon now after everybody looked at it that Joel will also be out for the rest of the season.
“On the other hand he’s going to be in a position for the start of the next pre-season and in any case the whole lot will also be sorted.”
He added: “We will stay up for him. He has now the rest of this season, then the summer season, then the pre-season to get in a position all over again and he’s going to be in a position all over again.”
Thankfully, LFC now have Kabak and Davies as possible choices in central defence, quite than having to easily rely on midfielders Jordan Henderson and Fabinho filling in in that department.
The Merseyside giants ran away with the Premier League establish ultimate season on the other hand protecting it this 12 months is proving to be much more of an issue as a result of the ones continued well being issues.