Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Joel Matip’s ankle injury isn’t a serious one following their pre-season victory over Wigan Athletic.
However, the German manager is confident that the 24-year-old will resume training with the Reds on Tuesday while stating that it’s only a minor injury.
‘I hope it’s only a minor problem. He said he’s had it one or two times already,’ Klopp said.
‘It’s the foot he had problems with in the past and then he had a little bit of pain when pre-season started because of the intensity. He’s used to it. Hopefully, it is like this because everyone can see he’s in a real good way.
‘I think tomorrow he’ll rest, then he can go again.’
Klopp went on to say that he will on a decide on whether or not to start Matip ahead of their pre-season friendly against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.
‘It’s not too serious, hopefully. We had to make the decision of Joel or Dejan, who has to play the whole 90 minutes?
‘We decided on Joel. For him, it was a little bit too much today, but he is in a good way, as you can see.’
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