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Cameroon’s Joel Matip likely to miss rest of Liverpool’s season


FILE PHOTO: Joel Matip of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Cameroonian defender Joel Matip is likely to miss the remainder of Liverpool’s season due to a foot injury.

Matip suffered the injury in Liverpool’s first game since the restart of the Premier League which was away against Everton on June 21. He was replaced by Dejan Lovren in the second half of the game.

Matip subsequently missed Liverpool’s home win against Crystal Palace and the 4-0 defeat away to former champions Manchester City.

“This season I will be not back on the pitch but for next season, I hope I’m going to be quite early a direct help for the team,” Matip told the club’s website.

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Matip, an integral part of Liverpool’s squad, was named the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Premier League Player of the Month in September.

Though he has played his part in Liverpool’s title-winning campaign this season, it has been blighted by injury which has seen him miss a number of games.

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