Liverpool has now won only two of eight league away games this season but still tops the table.
Matip’s absence is a tough blow for the Reds, who were already without injured defender Virgil van Dijk.
Liverpool travels to Southampton on Monday in the Premier League then plays at Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Jan. 8. Matip is also expected to miss the clash with bitter rival and second-placed Manchester United at Anfield on Jan. 17.
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