Liverpool’s most underrated player this season? Gini Wijnaldum? Roberto Firmino? Jordan Henderson?
Nope. Joel Matip by a country mile.
Liverpool haven’t lost a single Premier League game the Cameroonian has started this term and have a phenomenal defensive record with him alongside Virgil van Dijk.
Matip began the campaign as our fourth choice centre-half and is now ahead of a fit again Joe Gomez in the pecking order – which is remarkable.
The fact of the matter is while his foraging runs may look a little untidy, they’re seriously effective – and his ability to find team-mates with quick forward passes is just as important to our progression through the thirds.
This compilation from a Liverpool fan @HS_10Ftbol on Twitter shows some of Matip’s best play in 2018/19.
The best of Joel Matip playing out from the back – 18/19 pic.twitter.com/HsYGWZJ6ZQ
— Harry (@HS_10Ftbol) April 22, 2019