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Liverpool defender Matip out 3 weeks with muscle harm

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Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp expects defender Joel Matip to overlook the Premier League chief’s subsequent three matches due to an adductor pressure. The Cameroon participant will possible be out of motion for about three weeks after straining a muscle throughout Sunday’s 1-1 draw towards West Bromwich Albion, Klopp mentioned late Wednesday. The center-back sat out Wednesday’s 0-0 draw at Newcastle United, with Nathaniel Phillips beginning in his place.“The normal stuff with these kind of injuries, (he will be out for) around about three weeks,” Klopp mentioned in his post-game press convention. Liverpool has now gained solely two of eight league away video games this season however nonetheless tops the desk.Matip’s absence is a tricky blow for the Reds, who have been already with out injured defender Virgil van Dijk.Liverpool travels to Southampton on Monday within the Premier League then performs at Aston Villa within the FA Cup on Jan. 8. Matip can be anticipated to overlook the conflict with bitter rival and second-placed Manchester United at Anfield on Jan. 17.