Soccer-Matip suffered ruptured ACL, says Liverpool's Klopp

Soccer Football - Premier League - Liverpool v Fulham - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - December 3, 2023 Liverpool's Joel Matip receives medical attention after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

SHEFFIELD, England (Reuters) - Liverpool defender Joel Matip has suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), manager Juergen Klopp told reporters following his side's 2-0 Premier League win away to Sheffield United on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old limped off in the second half of Liverpool's thrilling 4-3 win over Fulham at the weekend, and the injury was diagnosed following a subsequent scan.

British media reported that he was likely to miss the remainder of the season.

"It's an ACL, ruptured - that's unfortunately what I expected from the first second. It looked like that, very unfortunate, but that's it," Klopp told a press conference.

Klopp's injury worries were further increased by a knock sustained by World Cup-winning midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, who had to be replaced in the second half against Sheffield United.

(Reporting by Philip O'Connor; Editing by Toby Davis)

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