CROCKED defender Joel Matip faces lacking Liverpool’s top-two conflict with Manchester United on January 17 as he will probably be out for 3 weeks.
Injured centre-back Joel Matip is unlikely to be slot in time to tackle second-placed Man Utd at Anfield on January 17Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Reds’ supervisor Jurgen Klopp was not less than in a position to see ex-Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago return within the 0-0 draw at NewcastleCredit score: AFP
Matip, 29, limped out of Sunday’s 1-1 home stalemate against West Brom after damaging his adductor muscle.
And the Cameroon star wants a scan as he missed the 0-0 St James’ Park draw, the place Toon No1 Karl Darlow’s heroics stored Liverpool simply three factors away from second-placed United, who’ve a recreation in hand.
Klopp mentioned afterwards: “The conventional stuff with these sort of accidents -around about three weeks.”
Liverpool’s first-choice centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are already out for the long-term.
And Klopp admitted it is a irritating time for his aspect on and off the pitch.
He mentioned: “We drew our final two video games and are nonetheless high of the desk in a tough season in order that simply reveals how it’s for everyone within the League.
“The boys are annoyed and rightly so however not in regards to the efficiency.
“We had huge probabilities. We should always have received the sport little question about that.
“You may not assume I’ve to tip my hat to my staff however I just like the efficiency.
“We did greater than sufficient to win it. I feel we had 4 100 per cent probabilities.
However Klopp insisted it was a “good response” to being held by the Baggies, whereas he additionally welcomed again star summer time signing Thiago as a late sub.