Cameroon defender, Joel Matip could further miss six additional Liverpool games as his rumble with the Cameroon Football Federation continues.
Following to his refusal to honour a call-up to the provisional roster of AFCON-bound Cameroon, the country’s Football Federation is adamant Matip shouldn’t be permitted to play for Liverpool for the duration of the African Soccer Fiesta.
The former Schalke 04 centre-back was withdrawn from Jurgen Klopp’s squad to face Manchester United on Sunday after the Reds were frustrated in their bid to secure clearance from FIFA. However the 25-year old, who has not featured for Cameroon since September 2015, considers himself retired from international football and had always made it clear that he wasn’t available for selection.
Liverpool have been infuriated by FIFA’s failure to provide any clarity on the situation. The World football governing body have merely stated that if the Reds were to play Matip without Cameroon’s permission then it could lead to disciplinary actions been taken. Continue reading MATIP LIKELY TO MISS LIVERPOOL’S NEXT SIX MATCHES
Liverpool’s almost incredible transformation into one of the contenders for the title, all within a time span of less than a year can totally be contributed to the excellent training and coaching under Brendan Rodgers.
As a sign of its continuous progress, Liverpool’s accounts were made public in the middle of tremendous apathy around a week ago. If it was a few years back, releasing the financial figures of any company was a very tricky business and almost needed a countdown from NASA while the figures were released.
Liverpool hasn’t taken on a competitive one on one since the glorious victory of 3-0 in Barclays Premier League over Southampton early this month. A perfect mix of a middle of the week international fixtures round and further postponement of a match versus Sunderland has given Rodgers the exceptional opportunity of fifteen whole days to fine tune the game between matches.
No sign of any kind of let up has been seen during the training session under Rodgers, who further stressed on the tireless work that is being put in by the 2nd positioned team of the division. He reported to a popular television channel saying that it was quite interesting since the team got an adaptation day, post they were off the field for some time.
This season is going to be quite a low intensity one but the team worked with super high intensity during the training period, so much so that he actually had to take the team off training for a bit. They team is highly focused right now and is very ambitious about taking the club to new level of success. This he sees in their work each and every day and they are a team of brilliant professionals.