The Reds have been repeatedly linked with a move for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida with fresh reports suggesting that a bid of around £19.5million had been tabled.

However, Liverpool have no interest in the Croatia international and are baffled by the constant speculation linking them with Vida.

Matip, who has flown home from the tour of America, is expected to be sidelined for a fortnight after limping out of last weekend’s defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Charlotte.

But Klopp isn’t concerned about a lack of defensive cover ahead of the Premier League opener against West Ham on August 12.

Dejan Lovren won’t report back to Melwood until six days before that game against the Hammers as he takes an extended break after helping Croatia reach the World Cup final.

In the absence of Matip and Lovren, Klopp has got Ragnar Klavan and Joe Gomez competing for the right to partner Virgil van Dijk.

Source: Liverpool Echo

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