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Injury Crisis: Joel Matip misses training session ahead of clash against Man United

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Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip did not train alongside his teammates at the AXA Centre on Wednesday, according to journalist James Pearce.

Matip is still recovering from a groin injury. This is not ideal news, as the Reds face an in-form and title contenders Manchester United on Sunday at Anfield. Liverpool currently sit in second-place on the Premier League table. Manchester United on the other hand are the current league leaders.

Joel Matip with manager Jurgen Klopp. (GETTY Images)

Joel Matip with manager Jurgen Klopp. (GETTY Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are currently three points ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s team. Despite the Reds injury crisis, Liverpool are evens to win the match betting with online casino, with the draw 14/5 and Manchester United 23/10 to extend their lead at the top of the table.

And the news about Joel Matip missing his side training session on Wednesday is a concerning news for the club. The reality is, if Matip can’t get himself up for the clash against the Red Devils, Liverpool will have no senior centre-backs available for selection.

Fabinho is a senior player that has played as a centre-back this season, but he is naturally a defensive midfielder. However, Fabinho is averaging a WhoScored player rating of 6.93 in the Premier League this season. The aforementioned figure highlights that he has performed as a central defender this campaign.

Liverpool plan to offer Fabinho a new contract. (GETTY Images)

Liverpool have seen Fabinho star in the heart of the defence (GETTY Images)

If Matip is not fit enough to play against Manchester United this weekend, we should been seeing the Reds boss opting to play Henderson alongside Fabinho.

Henderson played the entire 2016-17 season as a holding midfielder under Klopp, which means that he has some idea of how to read the play from the Liverpool’s defensive half of the pitch.

Plus, Henderson is an experienced player. The 30-year-old has made 384 appearances for Liverpool. Their next Premier League will be against Sean Dyche’s Burnley side next Thursday in what every high roller casino website have them prime-favourites for a straight win.

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