Joel Matip has recently become one of the most talked about names as far as Liverpool’s impressive start to the season is concerned.
The centre-back has been outstanding and is beginning to earn the positive recognition that his performances well and truly deserve.
David Fairclough is the latest person to turn special attention towards the club’s free summer transfer.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “I think Matip has really come on and he has gradually become a firm favourite amongst the Liverpool supporters.”
“It was great to see him get his first goal for the club and it was an unstoppable header. You get the impression with his presence he is capable of getting more goals for us like that.”
“Everybody who watches Liverpool can’t help but notice how calm Matip is. He is a big, imposing figure who has added height and strength to the side.”
“He handles himself extremely well and he doesn’t get ruffled. He is getting stronger and stronger.”
We are still laughing at the fact that we didn’t have to pay a penny for Matip’s services. A 25-year-old who is yet to play his best football, for free.
What has been so impressive about the summer signing has been the speed at which he seems to have adapted to the Premier League and also life at Liverpool.
The old cliché ‘good feet for a big man’, springs to mind. He is so useful with the ball, whether he is making forward passes out from the back or even travelling with the ball beyond his midfielders.
Jurgen Klopp has found us an important aerial presence and one capable of matching the league’s best strikers.
He looks comfortable in this current Liverpool setup and appears to be one of the most valuable defensive figures that we have recruited over the past few years.