Reds star to make Cameroon return?

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A Liverpool star is reportedly considering coming out of international retirement following Samuel Eto'o's election as the president of the Cameroonian Football Association. 

With Cameroon playing hosts to the Africa Cup of Nations in January and February next year, the home nation could have a familiar face return the fold following an almost seven-year hiatus.

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According to African Insider, Reds defender Joel Matip is now said to be considering making himself available for the African showpiece next month, having last played for the Indomitable Lions in 2015. 

It is reported that Eto'o four-year term as president is set to bring about a number of key policy changes, with the former Barcelona striker attempting to raise funds within Cameroonian football and retain dual nationals and retired players such as Matip. 

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While nothing is in black and white currently, it is understood that the German-born star's return is a possibility, but if it does happen, this could see Liverpool potentially lose a fourth player to AFCON 2021 with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita expected to represent Egypt, Senegal and Mali, respectively, at the tournament. 

Matip, who has impressed for the Reds this season since making a return from his latest injury to build a commanding central defensive partnership with Virgil van Dijk, made his Cameroon debut back in 2010 and earned 27 caps before his retirement from international football in 2015.

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