Joel Matip must be at his best when given the chance

Joel Matip must be at his best when given the chance

Liverpool have been unstoppable so far this season as they continue their pursuit of the Premier League title and redemption in Europe. 

The Reds have come on leaps and bounds since their Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid last season, with an elusive trophy well within Jurgen Klopp’s reach. Importantly, the German did splash the cash in all the right areas this summer and it’s already been evident in their performances.

However, with a number of players all fighting for similar positions in the side, there was always going to be a number of players that have to settle for a place on the substitutes’ bench.

Worryingly, one man who Liverpool may have to turn to in the case of an injury is Joel Matip, who is currently valued at £22.5 million (by Transfermarkt).

Indeed, the Cameroon international let his side down at times last season against some of the best teams in the Premier League, so he’ll definitely need to be at his best if he’s called upon. The central defender was one of the main problems behind the Reds’ defensive woes last season, but Liverpool are light on options at the heart of the defence so he will be drafted into the side at some point.

Liverpool can’t afford to miss out on a top four spot in the current campaign having started so brightly, but things could all change if Joe Gomez or Virgil Van Dijk suffer an injury as this would mean that Matip would have to step up to the plate and deliver consistent performances.

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