After providing an assist to Sadio Mane to give Liverpool a 1-0 lead against West Bromwich Albion at the 12 th minute at Anfield, the 29 year-old suffered another setback as he limped off the pitch due to a groin problem he sustained in the course of the game.
The former Shalke 04 defender was replaced by teenager Rhys Williams and according to the Liverpool manager, the Cameroon international had “felt something in his adductor”.
An injury that could see Joel Matip miss a number of weeks on the sidelines but according to Liverpool Echo, the 29 year-old is a major dought for the Reds premier league clash against Newcastle on Wednesday.
“We will see. I hope it’s not too serious but of course, three days until Newcastle is close”, Klopp said on Liverpool’s website.
Joel Matip’s Liverpool adventure has been characterized by injuries, reasons why he has rarely reached 30 league matches in a single season since joining the Reds in 2016.
He featured in just 13 matches in all competitions last season and has so far been limited to nine appearances this season.
With Van Dijk and Joe Gomez likely to miss the rest of the season due to knee injuries, Klopp has been forced to use Fabinho as a make shift center back which has worked to an extent alongside teenager Rhys Williams.
Joel Matip has so far featured in 8 league games this season, scoring one goal plus two assists.