sport news Joel Matip may not be back for Liverpool's Man United clash, says Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool could have a senior centre half back for clash as Jurgen Klopp reveals Joel Matip is 'close' to making his comeback from injury in huge boost to champions Liverpool host title rivals on Sunday afternoon at Anfield  United will look to end Liverpool's unbeaten home run and go six points clear  Jurgen Klopp has admitted he is still unsure if Joel Matip will return in time Jordan Henderson may again drop into defence with fellow midfielder Fabinho 

By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Published: 13:55 GMT, 15 January 2021 | Updated: 13:58 GMT, 15 January 2021

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Jurgen Klopp has admitted it is still touch and go regarding whether Joel Matip will be fit to feature in Sunday's crunch derby with .

Ole Gunnar Solskajer's side recently usurped reigning champions Liverpool at the top of the table and can potentially go six points clear this weekend, while also ending the Reds long home unbeaten run.

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Still juggling his ongoing defensive crisis, Klopp revealed he is still unsure whether it 'makes sense' to throw the 29-year-old straight back into such an important match after limited training sessions.

Jurgen Klopp is still unsure on Joel Matip's fitness

The defender is in the early stages of returning

Jurgen Klopp admits he is not sure if Joel Matip will be ready to face

Speaking on Friday during his pre-match press conference, Klopp said: 'Joel is close, does it make sense now

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