Joel Matip: Liverpool defender injured against West Brom adding to Jurgen Klopp’s selection woes

Joel Matip was compelled off with an damage throughout the second half of Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against West Brom, with selection issues in defence mounting for supervisor Jurgen Klopp.

The centre-back, who began alongside Fabinho against the Baggies, went down clutching his groin within the 58th minute at Anfield on Sunday and was changed by Rhys Williams.

Klopp’s squad is stretched with Williams, Nathanial Phillips and Sepp van den Berg now the one recognised central defenders he has out there for selection.

Matip obtained remedy and was substituted after injuring his groin at Anfield on Sunday

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Senior centre-backs Virgil van Dijk (ACL) and Joe Gomez (tendon) are each sidelined with long-term knee accidents.

On Matip being compelled to go away the sphere throughout the second half, Klopp stated in his post-match press convention: “Joel informed me he felt one thing in his abductor and that is clearly not too good.


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“Not certain how severe it’s now, but it surely was severe sufficient that he had to go away the pitch. The remainder of the knowledge I’ll get tomorrow.

“That’s not the primary time a centre-half is injured, so after all it is not good particularly now when he was in actually good condition once more.

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“But we cannot change that and we have to just accept it and carry on.”


Klopp says his gamers had been ‘indignant’ after dropping factors at residence to West Brom and likewise gave an replace on Matip’s damage

Liverpool led via Sadio Mane’s first-half strike however Semi Ajayi’s equaliser eight minutes from time ensured Sam Allardyce’s males left Anfield with a degree.

The Reds maintain a three-point lead over Everton on the prime of the Premier League following the draw over Allardyce’s aspect


Jamie Carragher claims Liverpool’s want for a brand new centre-back within the January switch window was apparent within the 1-1 draw with West Brom as Matip was injured once more

Carra: Liverpool should signal a defender in January

Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is adamant the membership should signal a centre-back in subsequent month’s switch window so as to bolster their choices on the again for the second half of the season.

“It is a massive worry but it is not a new worry,” Carragher informed Sky Sports after Liverpool’s draw with West Brom.

“That is why it is paramount Liverpool sign someone in January. I said that as soon as Virgil van Dijk had his injury. Fabinho has looked like a top-class centre-back, but Matip is just too injury prone. His body just can’t take the rigours of playing in the Premier League week in, week out.

“I nonetheless consider Liverpool are the most effective crew within the league even with out Van Dijk. The solely method they do not win it’s if they’ve issues at centre-back the place Rhys Williams or Nat Phillips have to play for a protracted interval. It’s not a place for younger gamers. At instances they may make errors as a result of they’re younger and studying.

“Liverpool need someone there to make sure that they don’t end up with two young lads playing there for five or six weeks if, say, Fabinho went down injured.

“They have to do one thing in January.”

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