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Nations League prediction Liverpool lose Matip for six weeks
Liverpool will be without defender Joel Matip in the next six weeks, according to media in England. The player has a knee problem, which turned out to be much more serious than expected. He has played in only one of the last 5 Merseyside matches - in the derby against Manchester United. Now, however, he is about to re-enter the infirmary for quite a long time. Initially, manager Jurgen Klop was optimistic and believed in the speedy recovery of the 28-year-old defender: This is a small problem that usually goes away in a week or two. He had recovered, but the injury resumed in the match from nations league partners against United. Now we will have to try to solve this problem completely, that is. It is not a serious injury, but rather an annoying problem.
Mathip even took part in the last Merseyside training, but afterwards the pain seemed to have recovered. Standard Sport`s latest information is that Matip may have to rest for six weeks. This means he will miss a full ten games, including the Manchester City derby, as well as any remaining Champions League group stage matches.
This almost certainly means that Dejan Lovren will partner with Virgil van Dyke in the center of defense in future meetings, as he did in the games with Genk and Tottenham. The chance will also open for Joe Gomez, who has already recovered from his injury and is ready to return to the pitch.
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