Joel Matip is happy to be back in Liverpool’s pre-season.
The Cameroonian defender has endured a season-ending injury last January which made him miss the rest of the season.
He joined Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez in the treatment room who have also recovered from their injuries.
He had an ankle ligament injury but he is allowed to join pre-season training from week one which is a positive sign.
“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,” Matip told the club’s website.
“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.”
“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,” he added.
“You are really looking forward to the moment when you are in between them [again]. It’s funny to be around them and you laugh a lot more than when you are on your own!”