A number of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that the club confirmed on their official website that Joel Matip has returned to training after overcoming injury.
Matip missed two games for the Reds before the international break. He sustained a knock in the win over Sheffield United, so was not involved against Leicester City and Red Bull Salzburg.
But the Premier League leaders have received a big boost ahead of their return to action this weekend. The club have confirmed on their official website that Matip and goalkeeper Alisson Becker are back in training.
It is not yet clear whether Matip could feature against Manchester United on Sunday. But it certainly appears that the fans are hoping that he will be ready for the trip to Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old has been excellent alongside Virgil van Dijk this term. And his absence appeared to be felt as the Reds conceded four goals across the two games he missed.
It will be alarming for Manchester United this weekend, as well as any team hoping to keep in touch with Liverpool in the title race that Matip and Alisson are closing in on returns.
It would be difficult to argue with those who believe that both men significantly improve the side that beat Leicester before the break. That is a frightening thought considering Jurgen Klopp’s men are already eight points clear at the top of the table.
Here is what some of the Liverpool fans make of Matip’s return to training…
The news we all wanted.
— Sam (@SamueILFC) October 15, 2019
— lfc826 (@lfc826) October 15, 2019
could this day get any better
— georgia (@gexrgiamay) October 15, 2019
Yesssss big Joel and Alisson both back this day can’t get better 😍 😍
— stephanie williams (@steph_983) October 15, 2019
— Ma❄ (@_livma_) October 15, 2019
First Ali and now Joel. Someone pinch me
— Michael (@Mickle0002) October 15, 2019
Never conceding a goal again this season now that alisson and matip are back
— HITMANHARJ (@hitmanharj) October 15, 2019