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Joel Matip out of Liverpool’s clash against Spartak Moscow

15:46 GMT+3 04/12/2017
Jurgen Klopp Joel Matip Liverpool
The 26-year-old missed the Reds' comprehensive win over the Seagulls and his coach has confirmed he will sit out the tie against the Red-Whites

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled Joel Matip out of Wednesday's Uefa Champions League clash against Spartak Moscow.

The defender picked a knock in the Kops' 3-0 win over Stoke City on September 29 and missed weekend's 5-1 thrashing of Brighton and Hove Albion.

And the German tactician said that the former Schalke 04 defender will miss the game against Massimo Carrera’s side.

"He has hurt his muscle. I don't know how long exactly he'll be out, but he's definitely not playing Wednesday," Klopp told club website.

"A month? No, I don't think so. But as always, it's possible. We have to wait.

"But it's possible that it will be shorter. We will see."

Matip has made 17 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool this season, scoring one goal.

Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sit atop the Group E standings with nine points from five games played. But they need to grab a positive result against Spartak Moscow to confirm their spot in the Knockout phase of the Champions League, with second-placed Sevilla and Wednesday's visitors breathing down their neck.