Jurgen Klopp confirms Joel Matip and Naby Keita injuries – Liverpool FC,
Joel Matip‘s adductor damage is “not too good” whereas Naby Keita is not going to be out there towards Newcastle after selecting up a muscle damage of his personal.
It’s a by no means-ending cycle for Liverpool as they proceed to take one step ahead and two steps again on the damage entrance; when gamers are on the cusp of return, others succumb.
And the newest setbacks have been compounded by a irritating draw towards West Brom which ensured outcomes throughout the festive interval weren’t capitalised on.
Naby Keita was a notable absentee within the matchday squad on Sunday with one other health concern after having solely simply returned to motion towards Crystal Palace, whereas Joel Matip was withdrawn throughout the sport on Sunday.
The pair have been affected by injuries all through their Liverpool careers and the latter compounded the defensive woes as soon as extra with a groin damage on the hour mark at Anfield.
Matip pulled up holding his groin and the supervisor didn’t sound hopeful on the preliminary prognosis because the Reds look set to return to having only one senior centre-again possibility for the foreseeable future.
“Joel felt one thing in his adductor,” Klopp stated put up-match. “Clearly, not too good, undecided how severe proper now. The remaining I’ll get tomorrow.”
“He’s injured, not for the primary time our centre-again is injured. He was in good condition however we will’t change it.”
It got here following an eight-day break and after simply 150 minutes of motion following on from his final setback at Fulham, thrusting Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips again into competition.
For Keita, in the meantime, Klopp couldn’t put a timeframe on his return from an unspecified “muscle damage” however did affirm that it’s going to pressure his absence at Newcastle on Wednesday.
“He has a muscle damage,” he stated. “Don’t know precisely how lengthy. Not at present or Wednesday so we’ll see.”
Like Matip, it’s been a cease-begin season for Keita and has ensured his hopes of discovering rhythm and his groove on this Liverpool facet have been thwarted as soon as extra.
Fortunately, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is again within the combine and Thiago is on the cusp of a return having efficiently taken constructive steps in crew coaching following on from a knee damage which has sidelined him since October.