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Liverpool star ruled out for season and will miss both Manchester City games

If the news that Emre Can could miss tomorrow night’s game wasn’t bad enough for Liverpool fans, the Merseyside club have now revealed that centre-back Joël Matip will miss both legs against Manchester City.

The 26-year-old Cameroon international, who has made 31 appearances in all competitions this season, is likely to require surgery on a thigh injury after sustaining the issue in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Subsequently his season is almost certainly over.

This means that Dejan Lovren is poised to partner Virgil van Dijk at both Anfield and the Etihad as they look to keep out City’s free-scoring strike force.

City are the only side to have outscored Liverpool (88 goals vs 75 goals) in the Premier League so their own defence will have work to do up against Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané.

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