A number of Liverpool fans have been expressing their happiness at the news that Joel Matip has returned to the training pitch for the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have had a season to forget, with everything seemingly going wrong for them.
Having been tipped to defend their Premier League title, it now looks likely that Liverpool will even miss out on a top-four finish, which seemed unfathomable last summer.
One of the biggest issues has been the Reds’ injury crisis at centre-back, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all out for long periods of time.
It has meant Nathaniel Phillips has had to come in and do a job – Fabinho and Jordan Henderson have played in defence, too – while Ozan Kabak arrived from Schalke in January.
Liverpool fans hail Matip’s return
Matip does not appear to be back in full contact action yet, but these Liverpool fans took to Twitter to express their delight at his sighting.
“Finally some good news“
“Big Joel is back! Good to hear. At least some positive news“
“Things you love to see“
“2nd best CB at the club. Can’t wait to see him back“
In other news, a striker with an outstanding goalscoring record has reportedly turned down a move to Liverpool. Find out who it is here.
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