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Matip ruled out for the season

Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a foot injury.

The 28-year-old was hurt in the newly-crowned champions' goalless draw at Everton on June 21, their first match after the Premier League resumption.

Matip was absent as the Reds thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 last week and he is now set to miss their remaining seven games.

Matip told the club's website, Liverpoolfc.com: "This season I will be not back on the pitch but, for next season, I hope I'm going to be - quite early - a direct help for the team."

Liverpool face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday in their first match since the title was secured.