Liverpool Injury News : Liverpool could end up being without a proper CB for their impending encounter against Tottenham.
Injuries are just refusing to leave Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp’s side this season. Fraught with a bevy of injuries ever since the onset of the 2020-21, the club just can’t seem to catch a break with every match seeing a new player join his counterparts on the injury bed.
By far the worst club to have been effected by injuries, the side saw CB Joel Matip become the latest causality during their 1-1 draw against Fulham on Sunday. The last of the remaining defenders to have not sustained an injury, Matip was taken off at halftime with Klopp confirming it was due to an injury.
Although Matip hasn’t been ruled out of his side’s impeding outing against Tottenham, Klopp asserted that the club was sweating over his fitness. The defender sustained a back injury during the side’s most recent outing, one which could leave Liverpool without a traditional CB for their upcoming outing with Virgil and Gomez already on the sidelines.
Klopp Speaks On Matip’s Injury
“Joel has a spasm in his back.
“We will see. He will get treatment and we will see. I think there will be a chance for Wednesday.
“I hope Joel will be fine, but I don’t know. We will have to find a solution. That’s how the football season is.”
The defender is currently undergoing sessions at Kirkby in a bid to get hail and hearty in the next couple of days.
Diogo Jota Ruled Out For Two Months
The biggest takeaway from the recent set of injuries was the news of new signing Diogo Jota set to miss the club’s next 13 fixtures due to an injury he picked up during the side’s contest against Midtjylland in the Champions League.
Speaking on Sunday, Klopp confirmed the severity of Jota’s knee injury, one which was asserted after intricate scans on the injury. The problem which was initially though to be only a knock now renders the Liverpool man out for a gargantuan period with Liverpool set to miss the services of a player who has scored 9 times for them this season.
“Yeah, it’s worse than we first thought and better than we then thought.
“All the potential surgeons had a look on it, no surgery needed. But he will be out for a while. We don’t know exactly but one-and-a-half, two months. We don’t know exactly.
It’s pretty similar with Kostas Tsimikas, by the way. Unbelievable.”
Klopp added: “It was first after the game. We saw the situation when he got it; him himself, nobody would have thought something happened there.
“We got him off the pitch and he said ‘I feel a little bit’ and next day, scans and then a surgeon has to look at it. That’s how we do it, different information. In the end, it’s strange but we were happy that we heard the final diagnosis.”
Konstantinos Tsimikas Dealt A New Blow
Ever since moving to Liverpool, the Greek fullback has seen him period at the club be ravaged by injuries and Coronavirus. And the defender’s woes continue with an injury picked up during the club’s last Champions League outing ruling the defender out for an estimated period of two months.
Klopp was at the centre of the storm brewing after these injuries were confirmed with Liverpool supporters berating his decision to play Jota in an inconsequential tie.