Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was not a happy man after the Reds’ 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, but that of course had very little to do with the result.
Defender Joel Matip was unable to finish the game, coming off at half-time and being replaced by Nat Phillips.
It was far from ideal – and certainly worrying to see – but the solid performance of the Englishman will have filled Klopp with some confidence.
The boss provided a not-so-positive update on Matip after the game, simply providing a two-word response to a question about the centre-half – but it’s all he really needed to say.
Take a look at the video:
😐 "Ankle ligament."
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) January 28, 2021