Klopp confirms Matip’s ankle ligament injury

Fri 29 January 2021 | 9:06

The injury crisis at Liverpool has been worsened as the Cameronian were forced to be substitute in the half-time for an ankle injury he picked during the Tottenham game.


“Ankle ligament,”

Klopp told reporters in his post-match press conference about Matip’s injury.

Although Liverpool could end their winless run with a 3-1 victory at Tottenham, the reigning champions in what Klopp described as

“an incredible situation”

, with all three of their senior centre-backs sidelined, and Fabinho who was acting as the backup plan also missed the Spurs game due to an injury.

The Brazilian’s injury forced Liverpool’s captain, Jordan Henderson, to move back into defense, partnering Nat Phillips in the second half.

Responding to the question of whether Matip’s injury will force Liverpool into the transfer market, Klopp said:

"We think about everything, as you can imagine. We think about everything the whole time.

“We try to do the right thing and we have to do the right thing. I am not picky but we need to find the right player.

“We have players still, but it's incredible what's happening in defence.”

source: SportMob