BBC reporting it that he’s done for the season
Matip injury puts him out for the season
Paul Joyce, Northern Football Correspondent
April 3 2018, 12:05pm, The Times
Matip, right, played the full 90 minutes against Palace
Joël Matip, the Liverpool defender, is set to miss the rest of the season with a ruptured thigh muscle.
Matip suffered the injury in Saturday’s victory over Crystal Palace, but played for the full 90 minutes. Scans have revealed the full extent of the injury and the centre back is now in Germany where it will be decided if he needs an operation.
It is significant blow for Jürgen Klopp, the manager, ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League quarter-final with Manchester City. Joe Gomez is also out with ankle ligament damage and Adam Lallana is another who may not play again this campaign.
Lallana pulled his hamstring within minutes of appearing as a substitute in the 2-1 win at Selhurst Park and his hopes of going to the World Cup with England are now in the balance.
Matip and Lallana both attended The Spire hospital on Sunday where the gloomy diagnosis was made. It is likely that Dejan Lovren would have come into the side in place of Matip for the European clash with City.
However, Klopp will be concerned that his squad is beginning to look stretched by injury with Emre Can having failed to train prior to today’s session with a back complaint.