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EPL: Klopp gives injury update on Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren ahead of Brighton clash





Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Joel Matip has returned to training but ruled Dejan Lovren out of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Brighton.

The Reds are facing a serious injury crisis at the back with Fabinho set to start alongside Virgil van Dijk against Chris Hughton’s side this weekend.

Van Dijk had been struggling with an illness but has returned to full fitness, while Matip and Lovren remain serious doubts for the clash.

Matip, who has been out since December with a broken collar bone, is back in full training again and could feature at the Amex Stadium.

However, Lovren looks set to miss Liverpool’s matches with Brighton and Crystal Palace after sustaining a hamstring injury versus Wolves.

“Joel trained yesterday for the first time with the team. That’s really good but we must see and decide day-by-day how he’s doing,” Metro UK quoted Klopp as saying.

“[Jordan] Henderson will train today for the first time. We’ll see what that means exactly. Adam [Lallana] out, Dejan out, Joe [Gomez] out. That’s the situation.”

Asked if Lovren’s injury was serious, Klopp replied: “I don’t know.

“Yes, otherwise he could play but it’s not that serious. It’s a massive thing obviously but I would expect him back after Crystal Palace ‘I’m not sure, but we’ll have to see.”

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