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Liverpool Forced to Withdraw Joel Matip at Old Trafford…Supporters Are Furious

Liverpool Forced to Withdraw Joel Matip at Old Trafford…Supporters Are Furious

Liverpool have been forced to withdraw defender Joel Matip from today’s crucial Premier League clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford – and fans are far from happy with the situation.

The problem stems from an issue with governing body FIFA and Matip’s country Cameroon, who are currently taking part in the African Cup of Nations tournament in Gabon.

Matip has previously stated he didn’t want to be considered for selection but the Cameroonian FA are yet to officially clear the centre-back to continue playing club football, meaning if he played this afternoon without the proper clearance, he could end up being subject to a fine and a ban.

Liverpool issued a statement via their website this afternoon explaining they were working towards “a speedy and unambiguous resolution” but that won’t keep supporters happy with Jose Mourinho’s side lying in wait:

 

What do you make of the decision? Can Liverpool still win without Matip?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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