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Liverpool fans take to Twitter to call for Matip stay despite Gomez’s return

Liverpool fans take to Twitter to call for Matip stay despite Gomez’s return

There is only one central defender at Liverpool who simply cannot be usurped and that is Virgil van Dijk. After the Dutchman, though, the arguments start over who should be his partner. Dejan Lovren is out of the argument, leaving the in-form Joel Matip and the returning Joe Gomez to battle for the last spot, and the Reds want the form man to stay.

As you can imagine, the differences in opinion are huge. Both Gomez and Matip are very talented central defenders and have both shown that they can be more than good enough to partner up with Van Dijk and play the role of the second in command at the back to the fearsome Dutchman. However, considering that Gomez is only just returning, it would make sense to leave Matip in for now.

The Cameroonian defender has shown time and time again that he can do a job at the back. He has the pace, strength and ability in the air to dominate alongside VVD, and with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday the opposition, the last thing that the Reds want is to see the rusty Joe Gomez come in for what could prove to be a massive game and let his lack of match sharpness cost them.

With that in mind, you can read the Kopites’ calls for Matip to keep his place here:

The Reds are more than happy to leave Matip in for now and will only risk Gomez when he’s got more training sessions and a few substitute appearances under his belt.

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