Joel Matip is relied upon to sit out with a foot injury for the remainder of Liverpool’s 2019-20 season.
In a 0-0 Merseyside derby draw with Everton on June 21 the 28-year-old defender got an untimely issue.
He lasted in that challenge for 73 minutes before being constrained out of the field, with Dejan Lovren presented in his place.
Joe Gomez has since returned an inside half billet alongside Virgil van Dijk in fit-again.
The partnership should be favored by Jurgen Klopp until the finish of the season – although he currently has the alternative of fiddling with his plans on the back of the Reds to win a Premier League championship.
Liverpool doesn’t have to take any unnecessary dangers starting here, with another bit of silverware safely ensured.
That means Matip is given as long as he needs to make a total recuperation from his ailment.
The previous Cameroon international told the club’s official site: “I’m not going to be back on the field this season yet for next season, I believe I will be a huge help for the team quite early.”
Liverpool just has seven Premier League games left to take in this season – the first to see them play on Thursday at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester City.
Having deposed the Blues as lords of English football, Pep Guardiola ‘s side should give Klopp’s men a guard of respect.
Matip won’t have the chance to savor this attention however will be an enthusiastic spectator for the remainder of the campaign.
There are as yet imperative records in the sights of the Reds as they play their way to the completing post, helping them to surpass the 100-point record haul from 2017-18 for City.
Matip ought to have been hoping to add to the search, coming back to unmistakable quality in the back four of the Reds’ center.
He currently has to look on from afar as Van Dijk and Gomez keep on expanding on their partnership duty.