By Wayne Veysey

3rd Apr, 2018 | 11:56am

'There goes any hope of beating City' - Liverpool fans react after yet another devastating blow

By Richard Parks

Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to express their despair after Joel Matip joined the walking wounded ahead of the club’s Champions League showdown against Manchester City.

The Merseyside giants announced on their official social media channels and website on Tuesday morning that the giant centre-back ruptured a thigh muscle in Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace.

Matip played the full 90 minutes of the clash but scans have showed the extent of the damage and he is expected to undergo an operation and miss the rest of the season.

The Cameroon international is the fourth first teamer in line to miss the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final at Anfield.

Adam Lallana (hamstring) and Joe Gomez (ankle ligaments) have already been ruled out, while Emre Can has not trained for the past week due to a back problem.

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Liverpool fans are in despair at the absence of Matip, with one claiming “there goes any hope of beating City” and another stating “only God can help us now”.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

 

In other Liverpool news, the club are to table a mega goal machine offer, he will certainly be at Anfield in 18/19.

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