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Liverpool star Joel Matip faces late fitness test for Red Bull Salzburg game


Matip looks set to sit out Liverpool’s next game (Picture: Rex Features)Joel Matip is an injury doubt for Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Red Bull Salzburg, Jurgen Klopp revealed.The centre-back has been in superb form alongside Virgil van Dijk in Liverpool’s defence, but picked up an injury in the Premier League win over Sheffield United.

Liverpool have Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez ready to step in for Matip, but Klopp is yet to make a call on the defender’s fitness.‘In a good mood, good spirits, but we have to wait a little bit to give a final answer about fitness,’ Klopp said ahead of his side’s game on Wednesday.To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a webbrowser thatsupports HTML5video‘Joel Matip obviously got a slight knock at Sheffield, we have to see how exactly it will be.

AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Apart from that, everybody should be fine. Of course, we have the players who weren’t available last week – that means [Shaqiri] is still out.‘Alisson is very close but for sure not for tomorrow. I think that’s it pretty much.’
Alisson is nearing a return from injury (Picture: AP)Liverpool are aiming to get the first points of their Champions League campaign after losing their opening group game to Napoli.

In other injury news, Alisson is nearing a return to action after resuming full training this week.The Brazilian has not played since the opening day of the season, but could make his injury comeback before club action breaks up for the international break this weekend.MORE: Jurgen Klopp ‘horrified’ at prospect of Liverpool replaying Carabao Cup tie against MK DonsMore: Football
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