After Klopp declared Konate an injury “doubt” in his pre-match press conference, the Frenchman has failed to make the matchday squad.
Klopp explained the situation, saying on the Premier League‘s international feed: “He will be back after the international break. Not too serious, but serious enough.
“Maybe a chance for [Aston] Villa, but I expect him to be back after the international break.”
This means that the next time we will likely see him in a red shirt is against Wolves on September 16. It also, in theory, rules him out of an international call-up, which will aid his recovery.
Matip has played this position before but has looked considerably uncomfortable covering the large spaces that are required of him.
Klopp added: “Diogo [Jota] couldn’t train yesterday. We had a really important session from a tactical point of view, he had a little cold or whatever, that a few players had this week, that meant he couldn’t train.”