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,

Matip: “We will have to work harder..”

After Liverpool awful defeat to Hull City on Saturday, Joel Matip has pledged that they will work harder and ‘do everything’ to rediscover the form they showed earlier in the season. Yesterday Liverpool suffered their fourth defeat of the Premier League campaign, having played so well against Chelsea in mid-week they were frustrating against a team fighting for survival again. […]

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Klopp demands decision over Joel Matip from FIFA

Jürgen Klopp is frustrated by Fifa’s lack of clarity over the availability of Joel Matip and has demanded answers. Klopp was unfortunately forced to leave the player out for the 1-1 draw with Manchester United. Match Report: Impressive Liverpool draw against inform Man Utd The frustrating thing is that Matip has actually retired from international football. Hugo Broos, the national coach has attempted to […]

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Matip will turn down AFCON for title challenge

​It’s looking likely that Liverpool have been handed a major boost ahead of an incredibly busy Christmas period with the news that Joel Matip will not be heading off to the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

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Liverpool’s Lovren not afraid of anyone


Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has insisted that they  aren’t afraid of any of their big-name rivals for the Premier League title this season. He has also admitted that in order for them to be successful they need to reduce the amount of mistakes they make on the field. This includes the errors made recently against Crystal Palace. Although he made […]

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Sakho is now ready to move on

Mamadou Sakho is now ready to move on and has finally accepted he has no future at Liverpool. He has been surplus to requirements all season and Klopp has got him training with the U23’s. Having not played for the 1st team since being suspended by UEFA last April for a drugs violation. Ironically the charges were later quashed. His […]

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Liverpool welcome composed defender Joel Matip

Jurgen Klopp recognised quite early on that his defence needs improving, making his 2nd signing Joel Matip, a central defender from Shalke 04. He signed a free transfer and joined the squad at the end of the season. He can also play in midfield and has made over 200 appearances for Schalke since making his debut at the age of […]

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