Has the Cameroonian cemented himself a spot in Liverpool’s side…?
Potentially, with Mamadou Sakho available for loan. Joel Matip made his first Premier League start today, having impressed versus Burton Albion in the EFL Cup last time out.
The 25-year-old endured a shaky start but was promising here on in, looking assured with the ball at his feet and hitting the bar from a corner, too.
Dejan Lovren was Man of the Match alongside the former Schalke man, which suggests the pair could form a formidable partnership at the heart of Liverpool’s defence.
Here’s hoping, anyway.
Matip looks like a £25m defender and we got him for free. Don’t think people realise how much of a bargain we got there.
— Joel (@_lfcjoel) August 27, 2016
Solid PL debut for Joel Matip. Looks so calm and composed. Got caught sleeping a few times, but overall a good start.
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) August 27, 2016
impressed with Joel Matip #LFC
— Billy Liddell (@Liddellpool) August 27, 2016
Matip looks very composed. Please so far.
— Jurgen Klopp (@ItsJurgenKlopp) August 27, 2016
If Matip shaves that moustache, he’ll be the best Center Back in the league
— c (@MercyRuled) August 27, 2016
Matip, there pic.twitter.com/98MYdna64y
— THE ANFIELD WRAP (@TheAnfieldWrap) August 27, 2016
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) August 27, 2016
Balance of team looked much better with Can back. Assured debut from Matip who should now get chance to establish a partnership with Lovren.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) August 23, 2016
The big plus today imo was Matip, looks a good player!
— Mick McConnell (@Mick_McC7) August 27, 2016