Unfortunately for Liverpool it looks less and less likely that Joel Matip will be available for Sunday’s clash against Manchester United.
It’s a massive top-of-the-table clash at Anfield this weekend but Jurgen Klopp’s side seem like they’ll be without Matip versus the Red Devils.
The former Schalke centre-back has been drifting in and out of Liverpool’s treatment on a regular basis over the past 18 months and is now sidelined again.
There was optimism from Klopp that he’d be available to face United, but his absence from group training on Wednesday was rather ominous, it has to be said.
Liverpool are already without their best centre-backs – Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez – so without Matip, it looks like Fabinho, a midfielder, will either have to partner a rookie in the form of somebody like Rhys Williams, or else captain Jordan Henderson drops into a makeshift role again.
Victory for United will send them six points clear of the reigning Premier League champions – who sit second – and here’s how Liverpool fans reacted to the fact Matip missed training.
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