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Joël Matip provides update on his fitness ahead of Liverpool pre-season

"I’m feeling good" - Joël Matip on his return to training

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Joël Matip has joined the team for pre-season training after suffering from ankle ligament injury.

The player spoke to Liverpoolfc.com about his current state and hopes for the upcoming season.

“I’m feeling good. It’s nice to be back in training with the lads and to just be playing, playing [with] the ball and being active.”

 

I feel really good at the moment. I have a lot of sessions ahead of me but I am feeling good and I hope to continue like this.

 

Training camps are always intense but for these moments we are here and these belong to pre-season and we try to enjoy it.”

Matip also spoke about how good it is to be back with the team for his own attitude and experience.

“If you always train on your own it is quite hard for the head but if you are back with the team and can play, and also make jokes, that always helps.”

 

Because of his injury, Liverpool kind of lacked in central defence last season, and Matip also talked about the young centerbacks who did quite well during his absence.

“It was not a really good period for me, a lot of injuries, but I only can look forward and try to do my best and try to get in the best shape I can.

 

“They did great! They were thrown in and their performance was really great, especially under this kind of pressure. They did really, really well.”

 

Source – liverpooloffside

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