Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was unable to inspire Gabon to a first win of the African Nations Cup as the hosts drew 1-1 with Burkina Faso in Group A.
Matip is not part of Jurgen Klopp's squad for the game after the club sought legal advice.
FC's Stewart Robson assesses the Africa Cup of Nations so far and explains why Ivory Coast aren't among his favourites.
Andre Ayew scored a penalty as Ghana beat Uganda 1-0 on Tuesday in a lacklustre opening.
Egypt and Mali played out a goalless draw in their African Nations Cup Group D opener at Port Gentil.
A penalty from West Ham forward Andre Ayew proved enough to give Ghana a 1-0 victory over Uganda in their African Nations Cup Group D opener.