Joel Matip

Joel Andre Job Matip (born 8 August 1991) is a German-Cameroonian professional footballer. Traditionally a centre-back he can also play in midfield and has made over 200 appearances for Schalke since making his debut at the age of 18.

Matip has worked his way up to become one of the Bundesliga’s most respected central defenders in his 7 years in Gelsenkirchen. He is known for his tackling ability and also for being comfortable on the ball.

On 15 February 2016, Matip announced signing a four-year pre-contract agreement to join Liverpool on a free transfer, he officially became a Liverpool player, taking the shirt number 32,