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Defender hands Liverpool January boost

Still seething following THAT loss to Bournemouth last weekend, the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are discussing their defence. 

While Jurgen Klopp has brought a wonderfully lethal attacking enterprise to the Reds’ ranks, the charismatic German coach cannot seem to construct his defence.

In fact, the Merseyside giants tend to almost entirely capitulate in the absence of Joel Matip, who has had a huge impact since joining on a free from Schalke in the summer.

So, imagine just how happy the Kop faithful are to read reports from Times journalist Paul Joyce regarding the Cameroonian.

He’s revealed the 25-year-old has snubbed the chance to represent his country at the African Cup of Nations in January, despite holding talks with their top brass.

Matip last represented his nation back in 2015, though seems to have opted to remain with Liverpool during a crucial stage of the campaign.

It’s a huge boost for the club, who will see Sadio Mane depart to partake in this winter’s tournament held in Gabon as it is.

Our punters are simply delighted, seeing Matip as perhaps Klopp’s best signing so far and a talent crucial to their title tilt.

How big a boost is this to Liverpool? Let us know below…

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