Cameroon and Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip has been declared out of season after suffering an ankle ligament injury. The former 29-year-old Cameroon international sustained the problem during the 3-1 win over Tottenham last Thursday.
Joel Matip Suffers Ankle Ligament Injury
He has now joined Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez in the injury room, Liverpool bolstered their defense by signing Ben Davis and Ozan Kabak on deadline day.
Manager Jurgen Klopp, who earlier said they would not sign a centre-back, has to go back to his word and sign a centre-back because of the camp’s current injury crisis.
Jurgen Klopp said: “He’ll be ready for the start of the next pre-season, and everything will be sorted.” The German said Matip injured in a challenge with Tottenham striker Son Heung-min has been playing for the team despite not being fully fit.
He also said: “In the end, we have to admit that he probably did that.” “It was unlucky because it was a brilliant challenge he made actually. He saved our life in that moment in the Tottenham game when he won the challenge against Son.
“But he injured his ankle and played the game on and now is out for the season, so you can imagine how much he tried to stay on the pitch and tried to help us.”
“We will wait for him. He has now the rest of this season, then the summer, then the pre-season to get ready again and he will be ready again.” Following the injury, Joel Matip has now been declared out of season, and the player will not be in-game until next season.