Liverpool injury crisis deepens as Joel Matip becomes eighth star set to miss Palace clash

Liverpool are already without Ibrahima Konate, Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Calvin Ramsey and reserve goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher for the visit of the Eagles and now it appears Matip has also been thrown into the mix. According to the Telegraph, the Cameroonian defender sat out of training on Friday as a precaution, amid concerns over a groin problem.

Without Konate already out injured, Matip was selected alongside Virgil van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool’s defence for last weekend’s season opener against Fulham. The French defender sustained a knee injury during pre-season and is expected to be out for another month.

With Matip likely to miss Monday night’s action, Joe Gomez is set to deputise, providing he himself is fully fit. The 25-year-old missed the majority of last season after suffering a serious injury to his patella tendon which required surgery back in November.

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