- Liverpool’s Cameroonian star Joel Matip should play again in 2017
- Previous reports claimed the central defender would miss this calendar year with a muscle injury
- We’re currently suffering a defensive injury crisis and need him back desperately
- SEE MORE: Shock Lovren/Matip statistic emerges from Liverpool v Man Utd
Joel Matip is unlikely to be out for a month, says Jurgen Klopp, contrary to earlier reports.
Liverpool’s best defender has missed our past two matches with a thigh injury, but according to the boss, he could be back much sooner rather than later.
Against Brighton at the weekend, we won 5-1, but had to field Emre Can and Gini Wijnaldum alongside Dejan Lovren in a back-three…
“He [Matip] has hurt his muscle,” Klopp told the Echo. “I don’t know how long exactly he’ll be out, but he’s definitely not playing Wednesday.
“A month? No, I don’t think so. But as always, it’s possible. We have to wait.
“But it’s possible that it will be shorter. We will see.”
Ragnar Klavan and Joe Gomez have both been ill, but could return midweek against Spartak Moscow, knowing a win will see us top the Champions League group.
We reckon Klavan will go in beside Lovren, with Klopp potentially continuing with Trent at right-back, allowing Gomez to return for the Merseyside Derby at the weekend…
Alberto Moreno will likely return in place of Andrew Robertson, too.