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Joel Matip out of Liverpool's final seven games due to foot injury

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Joel Matip of Liverpool is seen to by medical staff during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC at Goodison Park on June 21, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due

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ByReuters
30/06/2020 at 09:58 | Updated 30/06/2020 at 11:24

Liverpool defender Joel Matip will miss the remainder of the season due to a foot injury, the Premier League champions said on Tuesday.

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Centre-back Matip, who has been limited to 13 games in all competitions this season, sustained the injury during Liverpool's goalless draw with local rivals Everton earlier this month.

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He also missed their 4-0 home win over Crystal Palace last week.

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"This season I will be not back on the pitch but for next season, I hope I'm going to be quite early a direct help for the team," Matip told Liverpool's website.

The 28-year-old missed 84 days of action earlier in the campaign due to a knee injury before returning in January.

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