Photos: Joel Matip impresses for Liverpool during Under-23’s clash

The Liverpool defender played over 60 minutes for the club's Under-23 side

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Joel Matip got an hour under his best on Sunday afternoon as the defender helped Liverpool’s Under-23 side ease to a 3-0 win against Ipswich Town in the Premier League Cup.

The African defender made his return to top-flight action less than 24 hours earlier after the towering centre-half came on as 90th-minute substitute in Liverpool’s 3-2 loss to Swansea City at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Matip was given clearance to play for Liverpool against the Welsh outfit after uncertainty surrounding his eligibility after the summer signing rejected a call-up to the Cameroon squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 24-year-old moved to Liverpool in a free transfer from Bundesliga outfit Schalke in the summer transfer window.

Here is a round-up of the best photos of Matip in action for Liverpool’s Under-23 side ahead of the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.

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