Liverpool News: Joel Matip, a defender Liverpool, has now been forced to leave the team’s training session at Kirkby on Friday due to injury.
The Telegraph reports that center-back Matip has a groin issue. He is now a question for Monday night’s Premier League match at home against Crystal Palace.
Joe Gomez is expected to accompany Virgil van Dijk at centre back for the Eagles’ visit because Ibrahima Konate is also out.
Matip, who was benched in favour of Konate in both the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea and the Champions League final loss to Real Madrid at the conclusion of last season, played the entire 90 minutes in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Fulham.
Liverpool News: The long list of injured players
Konate sustained a knee injury during a preseason friendly loss to Strasbourg, and the former RB Leipzig player was one of seven players who missed the Fulham match because of an injury. Midfielder Thiago Alcantara left the game early due to a hamstring issue.
Naby Keita and Kostas Tsimikas were both expected to be available for the visit of Patrick Vieira’s team, according to Jurgen Klopp on Friday. Tsimikas had a preseason injury, while Keita was recovering from an illness.
However, they won’t be playing against Palace. Midfielders Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, striker Diogo Jota, and backup goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher are all still on the sidelines.
Klopp said that the Spain international was likely to miss between four to six weeks on Thiago’s injury.
What did Klopp say?
When asked if he will join the transfer market, he responded on Friday, “I’m delighted with the strength and quality of my team.
“But the fact is that we have wounds. There are various answers to the subject of how long players are out. The transfer market is one, but it only makes sense if the player is right”.
The squad already has all the other answers; it is obvious that we have too many injuries. Monday will see Naby’s return. Today is Kostas’ first day of training, and he might return. If we had the right answer, we would have already acted. We are not obstinate.
“If we had looked at the appropriate player and the opportunity had presented itself, we would have taken advantage of it. Despite the several chats we’ve had, it doesn’t seem like (it will happen). We would have started doing that from the first day of the window, but it’s just not feasible or very challenging.
“I, therefore, don’t consider it. The squad has further solutions. It’s obvious that we have too many injuries. The injury is not good, but Thiago is fine. For four to six weeks, I read. I’d rather have four!”