Cameroon’s Joel Matip resumes training with Liverpool

Liverpool's Joel Matip (left) and Newcastle United's Joelinton battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)
Liverpool’s Joel Matip (left) and Newcastle United’s Joelinton battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)

Cameroonian defender Joel Matip resumed training with English Premier League club Liverpool after close to three weeks out due to a slight knock.

Matip suffered the injury in the 1-0 win against Sheffield United in late September and missed two games for the Reds: the 4-3 win against RB Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League and the 2-1 win against Leicester City in the Premier League.

A statement on Liverpool’s official website said that Matip took part in a session at Melwood on Tuesday morning alongside his teammates.

Matip, an integral part of Liverpool’s defence, was last week named the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Premier League Player of the Month for September.

The Premier League leaders are due to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.