Liverpool defender Joel Matip set to miss rest of season after rupturing ACL

AP , Thursday 7 Dec 2023

Liverpool center-back Joel Matip could be out for the season after rupturing his ACL.

Liverpool's Joel Matip lies on the pitch in pain during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Fulham at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. Photo: AP


Matip sustained the injury during Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Fulham on Sunday, when grasped his right knee before leaving in the second half.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed the nature of Matip’s injury after his team’s 2-0 win at Sheffield United on Wednesday.

“It’s an ACL, ruptured,” Klopp said. “Very unfortunate, but that’s it.”

It leaves Liverpool with Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez as possible center-back partners for captain Virgil van Dijk.

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