02 Feb Liverpool lose Matip for season amid new signings
Premier League champions Liverpool introduced that Joel Matip will miss the remainder of the season with an ankle harm on the day they introduced in defensive reinforcements.
Centre again Ben Davies, 25, was signed from second-tier Preston North Finish on Monday, whereas a mortgage deal was performed for Schalke’s 20-year-old Turkey central defender Ozan Kabak.
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Liverpool are with out central defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez attributable to long-term accidents and Cameroon worldwide Matip was pressured off with an ankle ligament harm of their 3-1 league win at Tottenham Hotspur final week.
“Sadly, we discovered now after all people checked out it that Joel can be out for the remainder of the season,” stated supervisor Juergen Klopp.
“However he can be prepared for the beginning of the subsequent pre-season and at last the whole lot can be sorted.”
Klopp has needed to play midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson in defence whereas additionally relying on younger gamers to fill gaps on the again.
Liverpool fielded Henderson and 23-year-old Nathaniel Phillips as their centre again pairing in Sunday’s 3-1 win at West Ham United that lifted them to 3rd place.