Bundesliga

Liverpool eye move for 6 ft 4 World Cup defender

MatipLiverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have told our bar staff they want Bundesliga players ever since Jurgen Klopp took over and it seems the hierarchy is following that route.

Sky Sports report that Klopp’s Liverpool side have expressed interest in bringing Schalke’s excellent central-defender Joel Matip to Merseyside before the closure of the window.

Liverpool have had defensive problems this season due to injury, whilst many punters in the bar loudly declare on a weekly basis that Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren are not good enough for a club of the Reds’ calibre.

However, Klopp may find it difficult to raid his homeland for the signature of 24-year-old Matip as it’s reported two unnamed French clubs are ahead of the Premier League side in this pursuit.

The 6 ft 4 Cameroonian international would significantly bolster the Reds back-line, which has been vulnerable this season, and would provide Klopp’s men with a major boost in their quest to return to Champions League football next season.

Our landlord is a big fan of Matip and would love to see him in the Premier League, as he agrees with the punters that the giant defender would be the perfect fit for Klopp’s Liverpool.

Is Matip an upgrade on Liverpool’s current defensive options? Let us know in the comments below!

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