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Joel Matip’s stay in Liverpool ended by another injury

by Lesley Ngwa
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  • Joel Matip suffered his 23rd career injury in the 4-3 win against Fulham in the Premier League last weekend
  • The defender has been sidelined for six months meaning he will return to full fitness in June 2024
  • Matip is also out of contract in June, thus implying he may have played his last game for Liverpool 

Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip has been ruled out for the rest of the season which could also mean he has played his last game for the club.

The German-Cameroonian was stretchered off in Liverpool’s 4-3 win against Fulham last weekend and reports emerging from the medical crew at the moment have it that the defender has damaged the cruciate knee ligaments which could sideline him for up to six months.

Because his contract with the club runs till June 2023, Matip is reportedly readying himself to leave the club at the end of the season with opportunities lurking elsewhere.

Liverpool is expected to look to make some reinforcements in a number of positions including in the center of defense this summer as Matip and mate Van Dijk could be leaving.

31-year-old Matip has been used 14 times in the Premier League and unsatisfactory number of times in all competitions by Jurgen Klopp this campaign, but he was a regular in the starting line up for the Reds’ recent Premier League matches.

Matip, joined Liverpool from Schalke 04 in 2016 and has made over 188 appearances and scored ten goals for the club.

During his time so far at Anfield, Matip won one Premier League title, one FA Cups, one Capital 1 Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Champions League among other individual accolades.

According to multiple British sources, the former Cameroon international is looking for a new club as he wants regular playing time.

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