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Joel Matip | Defensemen | #32

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/8/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 198

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Joel Matip could make his long-awaited return against Bury this weekend.
The Liverpool centre-back has not featured since undergoing surgery on his thigh in March, but he is back in contention after coming through the opening weeks of pre-season unscathed. When fully fit, Matip is an integral part of the Liverpool defence [only two Premier League defeats when named in the starting XI during 2017/18], but a persistent thigh problem restricted him to just 25 appearances. With Virgil van Dijk also poised to make his return on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp will be keeping a watchful eye on the defensive pairing as Dejan Lovren is likely to miss the first few games of the new campaign due to his involvement at the World Cup. Liverpool welcome West Ham United to Anfield on the opening weekend before travelling to Selhurst Park as part of Monday night football. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Simon Mignolet are also at risk of missing out in August as they are given additional time off post-Russia. Jul 13 - 8:33 AM