Liverpool pair Joel Matip and Naby Keita are both expected to miss tomorrow’s game against West Ham, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.
Thiago (hamstring), Roberto Firmino (muscular) and Curtis Jones (thigh) had already been ruled out due to injury, but Matip has been laid low by an illness and Keita has picked up a knock.
Supporters on Twitter are frustrated that the two players are unavailable for an important game but they have wished the pair a speedy recovery:
Great miss for us
— Alfred Benjamin (@AlfredB31545037) March 4, 2022
Get well soon lads
— JAMES FF (@JAMESFF14527589) March 4, 2022
— maya 🏴+🇮🇳 #JFT97 (@mayakeitalfc) March 4, 2022
Everyday keita gets injured…. SELL HIM O
— |†| King's Kid |†|🍳 (@OluwaFrankk) March 4, 2022
— A₪D®EW™ (@DIO_TI_AMA) March 4, 2022
Ffs man why’s he always injured
— Ŵèšłēŷ ➐ (@wdh66_lfc) March 4, 2022
Hope they get well 🔜
— Venomkhan (@Venomkhan10) March 4, 2022
Slowly becoming Injury FC.
— Lil Talo (@talo_lil) March 4, 2022
Sell Keita now, man hasn’t played recently and still get injured
— 🇩🇪🐐 (@its_me_axad) March 4, 2022
Considering Matip has missed so much football over the past few seasons, it has been a surprise to see him play so regularly this campaign, but he will be missing tomorrow.
Keita on the other hand has continued to pick up minor injuries and fans have all but lost patience with him. His absence means Klopp’s options in midfield will be limited somewhat for the West Ham match, although he still has Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Harvey Elliott, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain available for selection.