Liverpool coach, German Jurgen Klopp, confirmed that Cameroonian defender Joel Matip will miss the Reds for the remainder of the current season, due to an ankle ligament injury.
Matip was injured during his intervention to stop Tottenham striker, South Korean Son Heung-min, in the first half of the match that ended with Liverpool’s 3-1 victory in London last Thursday.
An in-depth diagnosis of the injury revealed that Matip will not be able to play any other matches this season.
Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com about the diagnosis of Matip: “Unfortunately, we have now discovered that after all the specialists have looked at the injury, Joel will be absent for the rest of the season. But he will be ready for next season’s pre-season, and in the end everything will be arranged.”
Klopp praised the efforts of the 32nd shirt holder who played the Tottenham match while injured and sacrificed for the team, adding: “The injury (our main defender), Joe Gomez, made us always count on Matip when he was able to play. He was really unlucky because he was a great challenge. In fact, he saved us at that moment in the Tottenham game when he won the tackle against Son. But he injured his ankle and played the game injured and he is now going out for the rest of the season, so you can imagine how much he tried to stay on the field and tried to help us. We’ll wait for him, he now has what is left of This season, then summer, then the preparation period and it will be ready again. ”
Matip joins this with his fellow defenders who will be absent from Liverpool for a long time due to injury, namely Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dyck, however, Klopp’s defense options have been strengthened by the arrival of Ben Davis and Ozan Kabak at the deadline before the closing of the winter transfer market yesterday. Monday.