Jurgen Klopp will now face a selection headache with Joel Matip set to miss out on Saturday against West Ham due to illness.

Matip has been very impressive for Liverpool so far this season.

The Cameroonian has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for February, as he helped his side to three clean sheets in four games.

Liverpool will still have Joe Gomez and Ibrahima Konate available for selection, though.

Klopp was full of praise for the latter.

He said: “He has all the skills you need to be a top centre-half. Our centre-halves have a sensational relationship and that helps.”

Klopp confirmed that Naby Keita and Curtis Jones are also doubts for tomorrow’s game.

Talking about Keita, Klopp said: “This is why he was not in the squad on Wednesday.

“I don’t know if he will be available. He is being assessed later today.”

Roberto Firmino (groin) and Thiago (hamstring) are still notable absentees for the Reds.

“Bobby is looking good but not good enough to play this weekend. The plan is that he will train again on Sunday,” added Klopp.

The Reds boss also spoke about how important every game is between now and the end of the season.

Liverpool are just six points off league leaders Manchester City with a game in hand.

Following Manchester City’s defeat to Tottenham a fortnight ago, Liverpool are back in the title race with just 12 games to go.

“Every game is a final… yes absolutely,” Klopp said.

“I enjoy the situations we are in, but I don’t always enjoy the questions about it.

“(You speak) like we won the games already. If we lose tomorrow you will all sit here and tell me the title race is over…”

West Ham

The Reds are set to face one of only two sides who have beaten them so far this season.

Two goals in seven minutes by Pablo Fornals and Kurt Zouma were enough to get West Ham over the line in November, as the Hammers recorded a 3-2 win.

“In the game vs West Ham we were not ourselves so we should make it much more difficult for the other team to score than we did that day.”

However, David Moyes is yet to win at Anfield.

Speaking jovially, Klopp spoke about Moyes’ record, saying: “Long may it continue!

“I am sure he was close a few times. I am really pleased for him he’s a nice colleague.

“After a successful spell at Everton, he is making smart transfers at West Ham. They’re a strong side.”