Joel Matip, on a free transfer? Surely not.
The Cameroon international has looked like one of the bargains of the season so far, especially when considering the excessive amounts of money paid for centre-backs by Premier League clubs in recent time.
He furthered his claim as one of the steals of the season yesterday with a dominant display up against Christian Benteke in Liverpool’s 4-2 win over Crystal Palace.
While Philippe Coutinho stole the spotlight with his breathtaking performance, Matip kept things solid at the back for much of the game and provided the foundations to Liverpool’s attacking football.
He even provided the crucial third goal for his side to round off a great game for the summer signing.
Fans were quick to take to Twitter to recognise the impact of the 25-year-old.
Joel Matip on a free has to be the bargain of the summer 👏🏼😌
— Mo Foys (@Foysol_12596) October 29, 2016
Joel Matip is the definition of a classy centre half. I can’t believe we got him free.
— Bradders (@bradders1011) October 29, 2016
— Shahab (@shahabLFC) October 29, 2016
Every1 banging on about our front line…& rightly so,on fire….but Joel Matip been outstanding for me #freetransfer 👏
— Kerry Henry (@smel4) October 29, 2016
John Stones: £50 million
Shkodran Mustafi: £35 million
David Luiz: £32 million
Joel Matip: £0 …
EPL signing of the Season, no doubt
— bT90 (@whoizbT) October 29, 2016
We got Joel Matip on a free! Just take a minute to let that sink in no matter who you support! Joel…..Matip….for…..FREE! !!
— Lee Wright (@leewright7) October 29, 2016
Joel Matip is 25 years of age!! Signed on a free and been absolutely outstanding. Potential to be another Sami Hyypiä for #LFC
— Sean Sheerin (@Baps_LFC) October 29, 2016
Coutinho MoTM but no overstating how good Joel Matip is for #lfc. Bedded into squad and PL instantly. Brilliant signing by Klopp.
— what whale (@whatwhale) October 29, 2016
— Ryan Norrish (@NorrishRyan) October 29, 2016
What a signing Joel Matip has been he has been brilliant, The way he can bring the ball out with his feet and the passes he makes wow.
— TheCoutinhoRole™ (@TheCoutinhoRole) October 30, 2016