Matip has been heavily linked with Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his backline
According to The Mirror, Jurgen Klopp is set to sign Schalke defender, Joel Matip on a free transfer when the Cameroon international’s contract expires.
Klopp has been an admirer of Matip’s talents during his time as Borussia Dortmund manager and will add the towering centre-back to his defence.
Liverpool have suffered with countless injuries recently and the signing of Matip represents a long term plan for the future of Jurgen Klopp’s defence, given that Kolo Toure is in the twighlight of his career.
Matip, 24, is strong and imposing; and will give the Liverpool backline presence.
He has 27 caps to his name for his country and will look forward to the new challenge of playing in front of the Kop and plying his trade in the Premier League.