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Klopp gives injury update on Matip and Coutinho

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Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool fans won't see Philippe Coutinho and Joel Matip in action against Sunderland tomorrow.

Coutinho hasn't played for the Reds since picking up a knock at the end of November while Matip has missed the last four games for Liverpool.

However, despite both players edging towards fitness, the trip to the Stadium of Light has come too soon.

When asked about both players featuring tomorrow Klopp said on Liverpool's official site: “I don’t believe in miracles. Nobody told me they can do what you have to do when you want to play a football game in two days. No chance.”

In further injury news, Klopp is likely to have to make at least one change after captain Jordan Henderson was forced off with a heel injury - although not the same issue which has plagued him for a year now - in the win over Manchester City.

"In this moment, it's a little bit of pain in the heel," he added.

"If Hendo is limping it is probably a little bit more pain. We have to see. We don't know exactly in this moment."

Any other alterations to the starting line-up will depend on what his conditioning staff tell him.

"Usually after a game you ask a lot of questions and if you get an answer you can rest a player, but I am pretty sure I will not ask a lot of questions like "How do you feel'," Klopp said.

"I will wait for some information from the medical department but we will not have a proper session (on Sunday).

"I can make a line-up when the medical department gives me an opportunity to and the players who are fit will play.

"It was very important we won against City. It would be really hard to go to Sunderland if you got nothing so we will go there and play our best."