Elvis Kang Sports Writer-Cameroon
Ex-Cameroon center-back Joel Matip has sustained a muscle injury that will keep him out of action for six weeks (42days) according to Liverpool official website.
Joel Matip has been an outstanding center-back for Jürgen Klopp Liverpool over the past three seasons and contributed in Liverpool’s glory of a champions league title in 2019 and a premier league title in 2020.
But injury has kept the prolific center-back out of action for a long time. Joel Matip Sustained an injury in the 2019-2020 season during the goalless draw with Everton at Goodison Park on June 21 as Liverpool restarted their campaign after two months without football activities due to covid19.
He was sidelined out of action for 12 weeks (84days) due to a knee injury and eventually missed 20 games without a kick of the ball with for “The Reds”.
Joel played the preseason after recovery from a long knee injury and was available to start the new campaign in style. He was introduced at the 89min for the game at the Amfield against Leeds United
But Liverpool have been dealt a big blow yet again after Joel Matip suffered a setback in his recovery from a knee problem that is expected to keep him out of action for up to another six weeks.
As a result, he will be absent for up to 10 Liverpool matches, including Premier League fixtures against Manchester City and Everton and the rest of the UEFA Champions League group stage.
The Cameroon international is a reliable partner for Virgil van Dijk in the centre of Liverpool’s defence and is comfortable on the ball.
After a 2018-19 season in which he was in and out of the first team, Matip has established himself in the current campaign as arguably the Dutchman’s best partner