Jurgen Klopp will be delighted with Liverpool’s recent Champions League victory over Napoli and their performance in it, though it was not all positives for the German on the night his side managed to secure qualification into the knockout round.
Central defender Joel Matip, who has come in from the cold, suffered a fractured collarbone playing against the Serie A side and could now be out of action for up to six weeks.
And given how the 27-year-old has played of late during his run in the first team, that will come as a huge blow, especially with Joe Gomez already out injured and a clash versus Manchester United awaiting the current Premier League leaders.
That being said, even in the absence of the pair, it is hard to imagine Liverpool not walking away from their upcoming fixture with at least a point.
Have a look at what Liverpool supporters are saying on Matip’s injury below…
NO as soon as he picks up form
— Bhakta (@Bhakta099) 12 December 2018
He has been so good for us the past couple of matches, hope he comes back even stronger
— Erlend Brendø (@brend_erlend) December 12, 2018
Quick recovery for him.we need him in one piece .
— Dramma FoDays (@Rayzhawii) December 12, 2018
Matip's injurity makes the situation very tense. So Liverpool has just two senior CB for the next 8 games with matches of Man U, Arsenal and Man city. What if one gets injured or gets a red card. Milner, Fabinho can play the full back position. Well Nat Philips needs to step up
— Neel Kanta Banerjee (@neel_kanta) December 12, 2018
This is a big blow. Get well Joel.
— Fortune Wilson (@THEREALMOGUL) December 12, 2018
Such a shame
— K w a s i i O p o k u (@kissinho__) December 12, 2018
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