Liverpool are in uncertainty about Matip after reject call for Africa Cup
Liverpool still does not know whether the Wednesday Joël Matip Wednesday, may compose in the FA Cup match against Plymouth Argyle, after the Kameroener refused for his country in action at the Africa Cup in Gabon.
“I remember him tomorrow in the base, but I don’t know if that is allowed,” said Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp on Tuesday at the press conference in the run-up to the uitduel with the club from League Two.
The 25-year-old Matip played in september 2015 for the last time for Cameroon, and had several times to know that he was also not in action wished to arrive at the Africa Cup. However, coach Hugo Broos, the defender in his selection for the tournament, that Saturday started.
As long as Cameroon, the call is not to withdraw and Matip is not engaged, he must according to the rules of the FIFA watch at Liverpool. Klopp frustrated by the situation, but takes the player nothing amiss.
“Joel has nothing done wrong. Since he is in the summer happened of Schalke 04 he has not already for Cameroon played. But at this moment, I am not one hundred percent sure he should play.”
Because of the problems came Matip last Sunday all not in action in the Premier League match with archrival Manchester United (1-1). The club fear for a fine or a heavier penalty if Matip playing time.
Matip is not the only Kameroener who thanked for the Africa Cup. Also Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana focuses rather on his club, but because he had no official call is received does he also not free to be given by his country.
Cameroon began the Africa Cup Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Burkina Faso. Guinea-Bissau and host country Gabon are the other two countries in group A.
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