Sharing with the British media, coach Klopp revealed an unhappy news after the 2-0 win over Chelsea over the weekend.
In the second round of the Premier League 2020/21, the Liverpool club overcame the home team Chelsea 2-0 with a double from striker Sadio Mane.
After the match, coach Klopp brought an unhappy news regarding defender Joel Matip. Specifically, he revealed that the player had a muscle problem during the pre-match training session with Chelsea and will be out for about 3 weeks.
This is Cameroon’s latest injury after a series of minor injuries from the beginning of last season. As a result, the 29-year-old defender has only kicked 1 match in the Premier League in the past 11 months.
Fortunately, the other center-back, Joe Gomez, only had a slight pain in his knee. The England international is expected to return to training soon. They should be ready to play for the Carabao Cup match next Friday morning.
Talking about Gomez’s ability to play in the middle of this week, Klopp said that Gomez is actually fine because the problem is not too serious. He will be back tomorrow. It’s not a big game, but you and the coaching staff have to look.
About Joel Matip’s situation, it is not that easy. Maybe he will take a few weeks and be ready to return after the international series. We have to wait and see. It is crazy that both Liverpool defenders are injured.
In addition to the above two cases, another name that is also having physical problems is captain Jordan Henderson. The British star suffered a strain on his thigh muscles and was withdrawn from the field after finishing the first half in a win against Chelsea. Coach Klopp also said he was waiting for the results of Henderson’s fitness tests before closing the squad to play in the Carabao Cup.