Joel Matip became one of Klopp’s first major signings in the January Transfer Window in Klopp’s maiden season. The Cameroon International quite clearly was signed to be a mainstay within LIverpool’s defense and this became very apparent when he began to start the majority of games he was eligible for. His injury and subsequent removal from the team when Cameroon’s National Team did not ratify his request of retirement, saw him being missed in very key games which ultimately cost Liverpool points. Keep or Sell?
Keep: Quite clearly, Matip is a fantastic player who has the aerial prowess that Liverpool lack and has the ball playing skills that makes him a key figure in the games he is starting for Liverpool. The question with regards to Matip is not “Is he good enough?” It is a question of who should be starting alongside him in the heart of Liverpool’s defence.