Bad luck continues as Liverpool confirmed Joël Matip will be out of action on eve of their Champions League tie against Rangers..

2022-10-12 14:58

Bad luck continues as Liverpool confirmed Joël Matip will be out of action on eve of their Champions League tie against Rangers..




Another key player is struck down by injury again! Liverpool head coach Jürgen Klopp revealed the bad news that the team's key defender, former Cameroon international centre-back Joël Matip was injured, and will be ruled out of action at Tuesday's pre-match press conference of the club's UEFA Champions League group stage match against Rangers on the following night.


Klopp said that in addition to Luis Díaz and Trent Alexander-Arnold known recently, Matip suffered an unfortunate calf injury after last weekend's away Premier League game against Arsenal and he knew the situation was not right straightaway after the game. After scanning and testing, Klopp confirmed that Matip will be out for at least 2 to 3 weeks.



Update on the conditions of other injured players


When reporters asked about the updates of the other injured players in Klopp's squad, Liverpool's German head coach said that Alexander-Arnold, who suffered an ankle injury, will be out at least 2 to 3 weeks like Matip, while Díaz who strained his knee and tendon will unfortunately the out for at least two months, this meant that he will definitely miss the 2022 Qatar World Cup which will take place at the end of the year.


However, Klopp did not forget to bring good news to the fans, as he revealed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones, who have been injured for a long time, have returned to basic light training, and the Scottish international left-wing back Andy Robertson has returned from injury and is expected to play in this Champions League game against Rangers. As for Naby Keïta's injury, it will still take a while for him to get better.



The key match that attracts attention


Since the start of the season, Liverpool, whom has been unable to regain its form due to factors such as never ending injury crisis, poor defence and overall downturn of performance, will visit Ibrox on Wednesday night to challenge Scottish Premiership giants Rangers, and they must win to relieve the pressure Klopp faced.


It remains to be seen whether Jürgen Klopp will continue to utilize the out-of-form Virgil van Dijk and use veteran James Milner as a makeshift right-wing back to temporarily replace Alexander-Arnold.