London – “Al-Quds Al-Arabi”: The unfortunate news continues for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, with the loss of one of the main pillars, after suffering a sudden setback while participating in the team’s preparations for the next game, in schedule for Monday night against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, at the end of the second round matches of the English Premier League. According to the British newspaper “Telegraph”, the curse of injuries has haunted Merseyside’s red stars since the start of the new season, noting that Cameroonian defender Joel Matip was injured on Friday. in training and consequently will not make him available to the Eagles of the London capital, as a third painful blow for the German coach in a few days. The infection began, with the Ivorian Ibrahim Konate released injured in the second half against the Austrian Red Bull Salzburg, in the last friendly before the start of the new season, and followed at the weekend by the Spaniard Thiago Alcantara, also injured at the start of the second half against Fulham, in the opening match of the Premier League, ended in positive draw with two goals for everyone at Craven Cottage. According to the same newspaper, Joel Matip’s injury has reached the level of the thigh, and it is unlikely that within 48 hours he will be 100% available or ready to play, which means that the coach will have to rely on Virgilio’s double. van Dijk and Joe Gomez in the heart of the defense, to solve the problem of acute numerical shortage at the center of the defense, until the trade-off and the competition between Matip, Konate and Gomez for a seat next to the Dutch captain. It is worth noting that Liverpool will play Monday’s game with the slogan “There is no alternative to three points”, to compensate for the disappointing start for the fans, of just one point against Fulham, at the moment. in which Manchester City opened their title defense for the third consecutive time, bypassing West Ham United at their home, the “London Olympic Stadium”, with double newcomer Erling Braut Haaland.