Jürgen explains Joel Matip issue
Jürgen Klopp admitted the news of Joel Matip's thigh injury felt 'absolutely bad' after it was confirmed the Liverpool defender is likely to require surgery.
The centre-back sustained the issue during last weekend’s win over Crystal Palace and is expected to miss the remainder of the season as a result.
“It was two days ago [I got the news],” Klopp explained to Liverpoolfc.com.
“After the game, nobody could have imagined that. Joel said he felt it a bit but he could do everything, so it should be fine.
“We all thought it was kind of a dead leg. The only problem was nobody saw when he got the dead leg. That left us a little bit concerned.
“Getting the news was, of course, absolutely bad, especially with the background – Joe [Gomez] is already out, Ragnar [Klavan] is not fit, Emre [Can] is struggling.
“That was then quite harsh. But it is like it is. Joel has already started recovery and will be back for pre-season. That’s good. It doesn’t help us too much in the moment, of course: not too cool.”