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Joel Matip undergoes scan as Liverpool face fresh injury problem

Liverpool could be down to one fit recognised centre-back for their Champions League opener this week after Joel Matip underwent a scan on a leg injury.

The Reds have lost Virgil van Dijk for several months as he requires surgery on the ACL injury he suffered early in the game.

And Matip, who only made his comeback from injury in the game, also picked up a knock.

While the results revealed no obvious problem, Liverpool will continue to assess the defender’s fitness as they ramp up preparations for the clash with Ajax in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

Fabinho will be on standby to feature alongside Gomez having featured in the heart of Liverpool’s defence on several previous occasions.

Liverpool are already without Alisson Becker and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the trip to Holland, while Thiago Alcantara is a major doubt having suffered a knee injury when the victim of a red-card challenge from Everton forward Richarlison on Saturday.

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