Liverpool defender Joel Matip faces up to six weeks out after suffering a fractured collarbone. The 27-year-old sustained the injury in the closing moments of Tuesday night’s 1-0 Champions League victory over Napoli and will now undergo surgery.
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Matip had started the Reds’ last three matches but is now set to sit out the whole festive programme, joining Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold in the treatment room.
He landed awkwardly following an aerial challenge as Liverpool secured a place in the last 16.
An update from the Reds said: “Matip was taken to hospital following the fixture and further assessment deemed an operation is required.
“Early indications suggest the centre-back is facing a spell of up to six weeks out of action, though that is dependent on how Matip responds to his treatment and rehabilitation programmes.”