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‘Made of glass’ – Liverpool fans fume over fresh injury setback for key man

Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been ruled out of his side’s meeting with Brighton this weekend after suffering an injury setback.

As per the Liverpool Echo, the 26-year-old picked up a problem after the win over Stoke City in midweek, with a muscle injury now ruling him out this weekend.

Although he’s made 19 appearances in all competitions so far this season, he has picked up a number of knocks along the way which have made him a doubt to feature at times. It clearly is becoming a source of great concern for the supporters below on Twitter.

Given that the Reds have the worst defensive record of the top seven sides in the Premier League table having conceded 18 goals in 14 games, the last thing that Jurgen Klopp will want is having to chop and change his backline.

That’s seemingly what he’ll have to do this weekend, with either Ragnar Klavan stepping in to fill the void, or if Klopp prefers he could look at Joe Gomez in that position until Matip returns to action.

With a key game against Spartak Moscow next week to seal qualification for the knockout stage of the Champions League, followed by a busy lead-up to the festive period which includes the Merseyside derby next weekend, the last thing Klopp wants is to see Matip out for an extended period of time.

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