A number of Liverpool fans have hailed Joel Matip after he turned down the opportunity to come out of international retirement for Cameroon.
The Reds have made a perfect start to the 2021/22 season, cruising to back-to-back victories against Norwich City and Burnley.
Jurgen Klopp’s side look primed for another assault on the Premier League title, with key men available again after long absences.
One player who has shone greatly in the opening weeks of the campaign is Matip, who has looked a class act alongside Virgil van Dijk.
The 30-year-old’s injury problems are well-documented, but when he is fit, he rarely lets Liverpool down.
“The situation of Matip is not new. There are players who wanted to come back to the national team. For me there is no need to enlist a player who is not ready to return. Matip does not want to return to the national team, that is the issue.”
Liverpool fans delighted with Matip news
These Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to hail the decision, showing their love for the centre-back in the process.
“Right thing to do“
“Scouse not Cameroonian is a new one“
“Yes!! No.20 is more important“
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