Jurgen Klopp: Defender Joel Matip to miss Manchester City derby due to injury
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No good news in the injury department yet.

The defender’s troublesome knee injury is set to see him miss Liverpool’s upcoming November meeting with Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Liverpool will be without Joel Matip for a while more due to his knee injury, meaning he is expected to miss the potentially vital clash with Manchester City.

Matip began suffering from discomfort in the win over Sheffield United at the end of September, though he managed to feature in the 1-1 draw at Manchester United on 20 October. Despite that return, the 28-year-old defender did not look completely sharp at Old Trafford and has missed the Reds’ three matches since.

“I don’t know yet if Naby Keita is available, we will see. Matip is not available for the next few weeks,” he told the press. “A couple is two weeks, a few is more than three weeks. He needs more than a couple.”

Before the next international break later this month, Liverpool face Aston Villa, Genk in the Champions League and then Manchester City, their biggest threat in the Premier League title race.

While Keita’s situation appears less certain after he sustained a minor strain in the EFL Cup clash with Arsenal, Matip looks set to miss at least the next three matches, meaning Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren are likely to be called upon.

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