Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sweating on Joel Matip injury

Elena Summers
July 23, 2018

"He had not his best season a year ago but he is still a decisive player".

The former Chelsea man should have had an assist before Dortmund drew level, as he neatly played in Sheyi Ojo for a one-on-one opportunity but the latter's shot was diverted onto the crossbar by goalkeeper Marwin Hitz.

With Brazilian Roberto Firmino assured of a starting spot while fellow front man Danny Ings keen to pursue a new challenge and younger Dominic Solanke still learning his trade, opportunity has presented itself for both Origi and Sturridge to prove themselves. The Niko Kovac era at Bayern got off to a flying start as they beat PSG 3-1 in Austria on Saturday, and they might be a bit too sharp for Juventus, who are playing their first preseason game of the summer here. I don't want to give him 500,000 [pieces of] information.

"At Leipzig, he played as a winger, that's for sure not his best position but he can play it because he has the speed for it, he has the football intelligence for it. I'm fine with him, 100 per cent".

No news about the extent of his injury has yet been revealed but Liverpool fans may be looking to the transfer window and Domagoj Vida or Diego Godin as a precaution should the outcome be bad. The second half without Daniel would have looked completely different.

A report in The Telegraph claims that the move for Alisson has left Karius questioning his place at the club and has caused an issue with Klopp.

Dortmund came into the clash on the back of a 1-0 win over Manchester City on Friday evening, with Mario Gotze netting the victor.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic registered two goals during a win over Liverpool on his own soil in the International Champions Cup, but his point-scoring didn't end when the match was over.

Liverpool broke the world transfer record for a goalkeeper when they landed Alisson Becker from Roma last week.

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