By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
Liverpool have received a boast five games before the end of the 2020-2021 season to forget.
6th placed Liverpool welcomed their 29-year old strong Cameroonian defender Job Andre Djob Matip in training on Thursday, weeks ahead of anticipated return time and ahead of fellow injured defenders Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
One of the Club’s most reliable defender Joel Djob Matip returned to first team training for the first time in months after recovering from an ankle problem picked up in early February 2021.
Matip was a part of the Liverpool group in training on Thursday as Liverpool players gear up for their weekend fixture against Manchester United on Sunday.
The defender whose future at Anfield has come under huge scrutiny is hoping to stay fit for long this time around and stay at the Club.
The erstwhile Schalke 04 center-back featured in just 15 games for the Reds last campaign, scoring twice.
Matip had a difficult has had a difficult season with the outing English- Champions having suffered from a spate of injuries.
He has won the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup and the English Premier League with Liverpool in the last two seasons before this.
In all, he can boast of five trophies in five years at the Club.
Joël Matip since joining Liverpool in 2016:
🏆Premier League 2019–20
🏆UEFA Champions League 2018–19
🏆UEFA Super Cup: 2019
🏆FIFA Club World Cup: 2019
🏆English Premier League
Recovery from the 20th career injury is just what Matip and Liverpool want at the moment.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup lone goal scorer for Cameroon has not featured for Cameroon in the past seven years.
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