Liverpool‘s defender Joel Matip is set to miss the remaining 2019-20 season as he sustained a foot injury. It happened during the side’s clash with everyone on June 21 that ended 0-0 draw. It was Liverpool’s first match after the season resumption after the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to his injury, the centre-back missed out on the next game against Crystal Palace which the side one by 4-0 on June 24. And now the recent update on his injury suggests that he would be sitting out for the whole season owing to the severity of his injury.
“This season I will be not back on the pitch but for next season, I hope I’m going to be quite early a direct help for the team,” Matip told the club’s website.
The 29-year-old was already out of the action for over 80 days this season due to a knee injury and returned to the side in January this year, however, the season was suspended in March due to the pandemic, which again deprived him of playing for the side.
Liverpool has already won the Premier League title that too after waiting for 30 years but they still have seven games remaining this season and more than winning the championship, The Reds are also on course to having the highest points total in a single season.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side is currently leading the Premier League table with 86 points and 28 wins in 31 matches. Besides, they are just five wins shy in breaking the record of 100 points in the league set by the Manchester City during 2017-18 season. With seven more games to go, Klopp is hopeful his side would do wonders and conquer that record as well.
The side’s next fixture is against Manchester City this Friday where Pep Guardiola has confirmed of giving a guard of honour to the current champions at the Etihad Stadium.
“Of course we are going to do it,” said Guardiola. “We are going to do the guard of honour, of course.
“Always we receive Liverpool when they come to our house in an incredible way. They cannot complain and, of course, we are going to do it because they deserve it,” he concluded.