Welcoming Paul Clement’s struggling Swansea to Merseyside, Liverpool will be hoping to take all three points, after their first win of 2017 away to Plymouth Argyle on Wednesday night.
But speaking ahead of the game, Klopp revealed that he was yet to hear from FIFA regarding Matip’s eligibility.
“It’s Friday, FIFA mentioned to us it would be a kind of D-Day,” he said, “it’s now 1pm here, in Switzerland 2pm, but nothing until now.”
Liverpool are expected to hear FIFA’s decision over whether to investigate Matip’s dispute with the Cameroon FA, but their delay will affect Klopp’s preparation for Saturday.
They will come up against a resurgent Swans, however, with Klopp praising Clement’s work over a short space of time, once again calling for the backing of Anfield to boost his side’s fortunes.
Kevin Friend is set to referee Saturday’s clash, which kicks off at 12.30pm (GMT), giving Liverpool the opportunity to challenge title rivals Man City, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal, who all play later in the weekend.