Twitter trolls Joel Matip following Cameroon’s AFCON triumph

Cameroon defeated Egypt 2-1 in the AFCON final today to lift the trophy for the fifth time. The Lions were dealt a big blow when a number of senior players retired from the national team just days before the tournament. However, over the course of the tournament, they defied all the odds and, today, came from behind to beat Egypt in the final. Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip was one of the Cameroon players who retired before the tournament. The 25-year-old wanted to focus on football with the Reds, but his…

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Joel Matip dropped from Liverpool squad amid FIFA fears

Klopp decides to leave behind fit-again Joel Matip for the trip down south to Plymouth Argyle for the FA Cup 3rd round replay at Home Park. Joel Matip was in contention to start against Mourinho’s Red Devils in the North-West derby earlier this week. The summer arrival could not be selected for the crucial fixture as confusion persisted concerning the former Cameroon defender’s eligibility to play. Matip, 25 refused to play for his national side in the going AFCON after being named in the preliminary squad. Confusion persists regarding a clearance…

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Liverpool agree a pre-contract with defender

According to the latest reports, Liverpool have agreed on a pre-agreement for a summer move with Schalke defender Joel Matip. The Cameroonian international is in the last year of his contract with his current club and will be a free agent in the summer. The Reds have been linked with a move for the player for quite some time now, but recently reports indicated that the Bundesliga club are confident of tying him to a new contract. However, if reports from Italian source Corriere Dello Sport are to be believed,…

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Liverpool agree deal for Schalke star

Liverpool have agreed to a deal in principle to sign FC Schalke defender Joel Matip, according to Daily Mirror. The 24-year-old is in last year of his contract at Gelsenkirchen and will be able to join Reds for free in the summer. The report claims that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the Cameroonian international and has convinced him to move to Anfield in the summer. Matip has been attached with Schalke since he was nine years old, but he is now eager to face new challenges…

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