Speaking after the Reds’ 0-0 draw against Newcastle United before the New Year, manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed (via Paul Joyce) that the Cameroonian centre-back will miss the next couple of games after picking up an adductor injury.
This leaves his boss with no established centre-backs available for selection, having not replaced Dejan Lovren in the summer, who left Anfield to join Zenit St Petersburg.
While Fabinho is flourishing at centre-back, it is a really troublesome predicament for the champions to find themselves in.
Should Liverpool sell Joel Matip?
As a result, supporters ran out of patience with Matip and urged the club to sign a defender this month.
Fans urge Klopp to sell Matip
“Don’t care we need to buy another CB we can rely on”
“Get the cheque book out then FSG”
“Need a ball playing CB in Jan”
“Sign another centre back. Himself and Naby Keita are not ready to play football”
“Sell him by the end of the season please”
“Sell him at once. This issue with injury is frustrating.”
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