According to The Times, the Cameroonian centre-back is set to miss the Reds’ Premier League game against West Ham United and their next Champions League clash away to Atalanta next Tuesday.
The report adds that he could be fit enough to face Manchester City the following Sunday, which means that Jurgen Klopp will have Joe Gomez as his only available senior centre-half in the meantime, with youngsters Rhys Williams, Billy Koumetio and Nat Phillips for cover.
Matip has consistently struggled to remain fit – fracturing his collarbone during the 2018/19 campaign and suffering a knee injury last season are two of seven different injuries that he has picked up at Anfield, missing a total of 60 games (TransferMarkt).
Alongside him in the treatment room, Virgil van Dijk has just had surgery for a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and Fabinho limped off clutching his hamstring during Liverpool’s victory over FC Midtjylland.
Should Joel Matip be sold?
With this in mind, supporters have run out of patience with Matip and believe that he should be offloaded at the end of the season.
Fans have had enough of Matip
I love big Joel but he’s made of wet quavers! Absolutely pointless him being there if he’s never fit to play
— Jaurdon… (@Jaurdon10) October 29, 2020
Sell him please.
— Mr John (@BaldEagle__) October 29, 2020
Christ almighty I thought it was only supposed be a slight knock? Made of glass him. https://t.co/QBSDtkNINL
— Steven Hooper (@Steve23LFC) October 30, 2020
This is just becoming pathetic now. https://t.co/w6Z4RJMVXs
— Key (@LFCKey_) October 29, 2020
time to sell this man. https://t.co/ABpr981iMf
— – (@__nxlo) October 29, 2020
This guy is made of Styrofoam. https://t.co/pzwtRWNlCR
— FK ABUDU’S SIMP (@llemurn) October 29, 2020
He’s actually a wafer https://t.co/E4wdWtvGDF
— #EndSARS (@rennylovesya) October 29, 2020
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