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NewsAlexis Mac Allister and Joel Matip injury update

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By James Carroll at Bramall Lane

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Jürgen Klopp offered an update on the fitness of Alexis Mac Allister and Joel Matip following Liverpool’s 2-0 victory at Sheffield United on Wednesday night.

Matip was forced from the field in the 69th minute of the Reds’ win over Fulham at Anfield last Sunday – and scans have confirmed the defender has suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament.

Klopp told reporters at Bramall Lane: “It’s an ACL, ruptured, so that’s what I unfortunately expected from the first second. Everything looked like that. Very unfortunate.”

Meanwhile, Mac Allister picked up a knock in the early stages of Liverpool’s contest with Sheffield United that required heavy strapping to his knee.

The Argentina midfielder completed the first half, but limped off after 59 minutes.

Klopp explained: “Macca, it was a shame. Early, he stepped on his knee, there was a cut. As long as the wound was open, we just strapped it, obviously it was painful but he could play.

“Then we stitched it but then obviously it got a bit tighter there and then he couldn’t move anymore. Now we have to see how long that will take. I hope not too long.”

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