English Premiership

Joel Matip ruled out for the season

Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)
Jurgen Klopp (Getty Images)

Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a foot injury.

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The 28-year-old was injured in the newly-crowned champions' goalless draw at Everton on 21 June, their first match after the Premier League resumption.

Matip was absent as the Reds thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 last week and he is now set to miss their remaining seven games.

Matip told the club's website, Liverpoolfc.com: "This season I will not be back on the pitch but, for next season, I hope I'm going to be - quite early - a direct help for the team."

Liverpool face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday in their first match since the title was secured.

- TEAMtalk media

Fixtures
Thu 16 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Everton
Aston Villa
Goodison Park
Thu 16 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Leicester City
Sheffield United
King Power Stadium
Thu 16 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Manchester United
Selhurst Park
Results
Wed 15 Jul 20
Arsenal 2
Liverpool 1
Wed 15 Jul 20
Burnley 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
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Manchester City 2
AFC Bournemouth 1
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
36
30
93
2. Manchester City
36
24
75
3. Chelsea
36
19
63
4. Leicester City
35
17
59