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Klopp gives injury update on Joel Matip

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has dropped an update on Joel Matip after the defender suffered an injury against Fulham.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is hopeful Joel Matip won’t be out for ‘too long’ after picking up an injury against Fulham.

The 29-year-old did not appear for the second half of the Premier League clash at Craven Cottage on Sunday. It was reported from the touchline during the game that the problem was with his back.

Klopp confirmed as much in his press conference following the 1-1 draw and says Matip is undergoing treatment ahead of the Premier League clash with Tottenham on Wednesday.

The Reds boss is unsure if the player will be fit for the meeting with Tottenham at Anfield, but is positive the injury is not a serious one.

“Joel Matip has a spasm in his back,” Klopp said at his post-game press conference. “We will see. In the moment, nothing else.

“He already got treatment, will get treatment and we will see.”

“I think there’s a chance for Wednesday. [It’s not that bad] in the moment, no.”

Following Matip’s departure, Liverpool were left without an established central defender on the pitch.

Fabinho is well capable of playing there, he has done so on numerous occasions, and he was joined in the heart of the defense by Jordan Henderson.