Joel Matip will miss Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Everton on Wednesday night.
The Reds meet the Blues for the 234th time, with Anfield hosting what promises to be a feisty encounter.
Speaking at Melwood on Tuesday, Klopp confirmed that the Cameroonian was still out, adding that he is the Reds’ only injury concern, barring long-term absentee Fabinho:
Joel needs a bit more time, it’s healing but it’s not exactly how we wished. It needs a bit more time, so that will take a while.
The rest are fit and available.
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Matip has been a big loss since picking up a knee injury, even though Dejan Lovren has done well in his place.
The sooner the 28-year-old returns the better, but Klopp’s words suggest it may still be a while before he is back in the fold.
Liverpool know how crucial a win over their Merseyside rivals will be on Wednesday evening, as they look to continue their amazing run of form.
Everton are looking for a first victory at Anfield since 1999.