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Joel Matip will be missing the rest of the season as the club says he is “likely to require an operation on a thigh injury.” The Liverpool centre-back suffered the injury during the win at Crystal Palace on Saturday. A Reds statement said “the operation is likely to end” Matip's “involvement in the remainder” of the campaign. Liverpool play Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.


The former Cameroon defender has made 25 league appearances this season, scoring once. Matip's injury comes after fellow defender Joe Gomez suffered an ankle injury playing for England during the international break. Midfielder Adam Lallana also suffered an injury against Palace which manager Jurgen Klopp described as “serious.”

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