Joel Matip Signs New Contract Extension with Liverpool FC

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Liverpool FC central defender Joel Matip has missed the last two games due to injury, but he’s expected to be fully fit on Sunday, when the Reds travel to arch-rival Manchester United. He’ll take to the pitch as a newly minted man, having just signed a five year contract extension with the club; keeping him at Anfield until 2024.

“Joel’s journey at Liverpool is one I love and I am absolutely delighted he has shown his commitment to us by signing this new long-term contract,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said to the club website.

 

“As the team has evolved and become better, so too has Joel.

“I said earlier this year that signing a player of his quality is one of the best, incredible pieces of business we’ve done since I started here – and I think now that’s something everyone can see…”

“…Joel has been operating as a world-class centre-half throughout this year and long may it continue. I haven’t seen many in his position performing with the consistency and quality he has been.”

Joel Matip continues the recent trend of LFC star players putting pen to paper on new contract extensions, as the reigning European champions are doing a great job of keeping their nucleus of key players together for the long haul.

With so many important footballers committing their futures to Klopp’s side, the future certainly looks bright at Anfield, where the Reds are currently atop the table by eight points, having won all eight of their league games thus far.

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Liverpool at Manchester United: Sunday October 20, 4:30 pm, Old Trafford

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Odds: Liverpool win 4/5, Man United win 5/4

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