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​Liverpool defender Matip can't wait for European debut at Anfield

Liverpool defender Joel Matip can't wait to make his European debut at Anfield on Wednesday.

The Cameroon international started for the Reds in the 2-1 win against Hoffenheim in the first leg of Champions League qualifier in Germany, and he is expected to keep his place in the starting eleven for the second leg.

He told the club's website: "I'm looking forward to it. I saw in the year before I came here the Europa League games on TV.

"I think it'll be a special feeling to play European games here and I'm looking forward to it.

"I think everyone remembers the Dortmund game – a special moment. But now we are here to create our own special moments.

"Nights like this belong to a club like Liverpool and we will try to do everything to make them happen regularly.

"You want to be a part of this history, these moments, but for this you have to work even harder.

"I think the Champions League and Liverpool belong together - and we will do everything to make sure they stay together."

Vyom Chaudhary
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