While the German has rotated heavily throughout the rest of his lineup, both Lovren and Klavan have been near ever-presents, underlining Klopp’s sparse ranks at the back.
But ahead of Liverpool’s trip to take on Arsenal, Klopp revealed that Matip is now back in training, though it remains up in the air whether he could feature on Friday night.
“How it always is now, we have these little reactions form the last game,” he told reporters.
“We need to wait a little bit, we have different players [struggling].
“In this moment it looks like, apart from Daniel Sturridge who was a little bit ill—even he could be back, I’m not sure—[every short-term absentee is back].
As Klopp attests, Matip’s return is a major positive for the Reds, with the Cameroonian arguably the most accomplished centre-back in the squad.
Lallana played 19 minutes in Sunday’s 4-0 win away to Bournemouth, and will now be looking for further game time in order to recapture his match fitness.
“It was aggressive, was it 10 seconds until he had a yellow card?” Klopp said of his performance at Dean Court.
“He’s back, that’s good but he needs to collect minutes now. We will see how we manage that.
“He’s not ready for three games, 90 minutes in a row but he’s ready to help us in specific moments. We can build up his match fitness.
“Even in a few minutes when he was on the pitch everybody could see what a player he is. It is very good news for all of us that he’s back.”