Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury,
liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp confirmed
Matip has struggled with fitness issues throughout his Anfield career,he was taken off at half-time in last
week’s 3-1 win over Tottenham following a challenge with Heung-min Son.
The 29-year-old, injured his ankle and played the game on and now is out for the season, so you can imagine
how much he tried to stay on the pitch and tried to help the reds
Matip’s injury is another blow to Liverpool’s hopes of retaining the Premier League title.
With makeshift center-back Fabinho, usually deployed as a midfielder, also sidelined by injury, Klopp has had
to use midfielder Jordan Henderson at center-back alongside either Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams.
Klopp brought in defensive reinforcements ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline as he signed Preston
center-back Ben Davies in a permanent deal and landed Schalke’s Ozan Kabak on loan for the rest of
this season. Liverpool sit four points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand.
The Reds face Brighton on Wednesday before hosting City in a crucial clash on Sunday.