‘He’s Made Of Paper’ ‘Sell Him Please’ Fans Frustrated By Reports That Liverpool Defender Will Miss Two More Games

‘He’s Made Of Paper’ ‘Sell Him Please’ Fans Frustrated By Reports That Liverpool Defender Will Miss Two More Games

Liverpool defender Joel Matip is only expected to return to fitness for the fixture against Manchester City next month, according to The Times.

It was hoped that the centre-back would return to action for the game against West Ham this weekend but it now appears that the 29-year-old will miss the clash versus the Hammers, as well as the Champions League group match against Atalanta.

Matip’s fitness record over the past couple of seasons has been very poor and supporters on Twitter have expressed their disappointment with the defender’s latest injury setback:

Following Fabinho’s hamstring injury against FC Midtjylland on Tuesday evening, it leaves manager Jurgen Klopp with just one fit centre-back in Joe Gomez. It may mean that teenager Rhys Williams will be asked to start against West Ham on Saturday after coming on to replace Fabinho during the week. Alternatively, Jordan Henderson could be asked to deputise in the back four.