Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that defender Joel Matip will miss the crucial UEFA Champions League (UCL) Matchday 5 clash with their hosts Sevilla as he continues to recover from a thigh injury.
Klopp said this in his pre-match press conference ahead of Tuesday night’s game. In his words, he said: “The squad looks good. They are pretty much all here from the normal squad, apart from Joel.”
“He is in Liverpool and full training, so all good.” he added.
The former Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund boss however expected the Cameroon defender to be fit for the mammoth league clash with champions Chelsea at Anfield.
While speaking further, Klopp said: “I think there will be a big chance he will be ready for Saturday.”
“But there was no chance for this game.
“It was a little bit too quick, but it’s all good.” he concluded.
A win for Liverpool will guarantee a last 16 spot for the Reds.