Good news for Liverpool as boss Jurgen Klopp confirms Reds ace could be fit for Chelsea clash

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been given a boost ahead of his side’s match against Chelsea this weekend after the Reds boss confirmed that defender Joel Matip could return from injury in time.

This is according to the Metro, who state that the Cameroon international has missed his previous two games for the Merseyside club, however there is a “big chance” that the player will play a part in the match, according to boss Klopp.

Speaking about the player’s possible return to Liverpool’s first team, Klopp said “He is in Liverpool and full training, so all good. I think there will be a big chance he will be ready for Saturday.”

Liverpool defender Joel Matip
Liverpool’s Matip could be back for his side’s weekend clash with Chelsea

Since his arrival on Merseyside from Schalke, the player has managed to impress the Anfield faithful with his fantastic defensive ability.

The Cameroonian has managed to make 49 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side, with the centre-back managing to score two goals in that time as well.

Matip’s ability on the ball and aerial prowess have seen him quickly become a fan favourite at Liverpool, with it being obvious how much the Merseyside club miss the player when he’s not in the starting eleven.

For Schalke, Matip managed to make a considerable impression in Germany, as the defender made an impressive 258 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit, scoring 23 and assisting 14 in the process.

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Should Matip end up starting for Liverpool, it’ll come as a big boost for the Reds as they look to claw their way back into the title race.


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