Liverpool have been absolutely ravaged by injuries this season. The Reds have lost every single one of their senior centre backs for the rest of the season. The latest loss came during a 3-1 win over Spurs. Jürgen Klopp has lamented the Joel Matip injury, calling it a ‘big big blow’.
Liverpool beat Spurs but Matip injured
Last week the Reds headed to London knowing they needed a win.
Jürgen Klopp’s side had failed to bag three points in the Premier League in six weeks.
Finally the performance we needed came.
Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners in North London thanks to superlative strikes from Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold and a well worked goal finished by Bobby Firmino.
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Despite the strong performance there was a huge blow for the Reds.
At halftime Joel Matip was substituted to an ankle problem.
In the days since he has seen a specialist and has been ruled out for the season with a ligament injury.
Jürgen Klopp on Joel Matip injury
The Reds have brought in Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies to paper the cracks at the back.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference, Jürgen Klopp lamented the Joel Matip injury, telling reporters:
“I don’t have the right words for it. The things that happened with the boys is incredible and the latest one is a big big blow.
“We lose a player and a person for a while. Surgeries needed and you are not in close contact. It’s really harsh and unlucky.
“At half time we thought it was a little bit. We tried to strap the ankle and as we did it blew up, there was no chance then obviously. It’s absolutely not good, nothing good to say about it. He will be back for pre-season.”
What RTK has to say
Liverpool have been utterly rocked by the Joel Matip injury.
Until the arrivals of Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies, the Cameroonian was our last remaining centre back.
His absence will be a real blow. He’s not only good to watch but he’s a good laugh to watch with his giraffe like stride towards referees.
Hopefully he turns things around fitness-wise next season.