A tough season slowly starts to look like a horror show as Liverpool yet again suffers an injury blow.
The recent injury blow adds up to miseries of Liverpool this season
Following their 3-2 loss against Arsenal, the Reds have suffered a triple blow just when their fitness issues were beginning to improve.
Due to a knee problem, Luis Diaz will be out until after the World Cup, while Trent Alexander-Arnold will be out for at least a fortnight with an ankle ailment.
Following Jurgen Klopp’s post-game news conference at the Emirates, those injuries were already evident. However, a further setback has now surfaced.
James Pearce of The Athletic reports that Matip, who suffered a calf injury in the second half of Sunday’s game, will now be out for “two to three weeks.”
How does the Liverpool defense holds up?
Matip was replaced by Ibrahima Konate in the 69th minute against Gunners, and it is now likely that he may miss up to six games from now until the end of October.
It is a huge problem for Klopp because he is now starting without two of his four first-choice defenders, and Andy Robertson has only recently made a full recovery from a hamstring injury.
In addition to Joe Gomez, other contenders to partner Virgil van Dijk at the centre of the defence are Konate and Nat Phillips. Joe Gomez is one possibility to step in at either center-back or right-back.
Due to a back complaint, Calvin Ramsay is still not entirely healthy and will likely need to accrue playing time with the under-21 squad before being regarded at the level of the first team. James Milner is now a more likely replacement at right-back.
The other alternatives in the young system are Oludare Olufunwa, Lee Jonas, Luke Chambers, James Norris, and Isaac Mabaya. Academy center-back Jarell Quansah has just recovered from a fitness issue. With Liverpool scheduled to play 10 games over the next 32 days, Diaz, Trent, and Matip join Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Arthur in the medical room.