Liverpool confirm Joel Matip injury

Liverpool confirm Joel Matip injury

A statement issued on the official Liverpool FC website reads: 'Joël Matip is likely to require an operation on a thigh injury, Liverpool can confirm.

With Cameroon not qualifying for the World Cup, the 26-year-old defender has the summer free to recover and recuperate from the injury and get fit for pre-season training with the Reds in July.

If the news that Emre Can could miss tomorrow night's game wasn't bad enough for Liverpool fans, the Merseyside club have now revealed that centre-back Joël Matip will miss both legs against Manchester City. With Joe Gomez also sidelined through injury for the foreseeable future, it means that Ragnar Klavan is now the only specialist central defensive backup for the main two.

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The former Cameroon worldwide managed one goal which came in the 4-1 victory over West Ham in the Premier League on November 4. "There is a little hope, of course, that we can maybe use him again this season, but we have to wait".

As such, Matip is expected to miss the rest of the season, dealing manager Jurgen Klopp a significant blow ahead of a busy few weeks at Anfield. It is absolutely not the time to bring any rush into the situation.

A further medical assessment has determined surgery is likely to be needed in order to resolve the issue. "He has a session today with the rehab coach but it doesn't look too good".