This is a big shame.
Joel Matip will not feature again for Liverpool this term after picking up a foot injury, James Pearce today confirmed on Twitter.
#LFC defender Joel Matip won’t play again this season due to a foot injury
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) June 30, 2020
The Cameroonian started the Merseyside Derby v Everton and looked excellent, but was out of the side that thrashed Crystal Palace last week, with Jurgen Klopp preferring Joe Gomez.
Matip is a superb defender, especially alongside Virgil van Dijk, but one of his weaknesses is that he’s injury prone and he always misses a chunk of every season with an issue.
This probably proves why we might need to bolster our backline this summer, especially if Dejan Lovren departs – which will only happen if a fair offer arrives.
For now though, we hope Matip enjoyed his title celebrations and is back for pre-season – whenever that will be – so he can start the 2020/’21 campaign in full swing.
Long-term, we’re sure Matip will be a red for many years to come.