Liverpool defender Joel Matip has signed a new contract with the Anfield club and will remain on its books until the summer of 2024

“It’s a great feeling to be a longer part of the club. It’s really just a great feeling,” Matip told Liverpool’s club website.

“From outside, you know Liverpool is such a big club – but when you are inside, then you really get a feeling for how big the club is.

“In all the countries, the supporters are everywhere. It’s a massive and big club that I think every player would want to play for.

“We have a young and talented team and I think every one of us is hungry. Now we’ve seen how it is to win something and we want to have that feeling again.

“There are a lot of things still to achieve. You never know how it will end, you just have to work hard and do the best you can do. Then we will see.

“It is an honour to be a part of the club. It makes me happy that people think I’ve done a good job and they want to keep me.”

The Cameroon international has formed a brilliant central defensive partnership with Virgil van Dijk so far this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side head into their clash against Manchester United on Sunday having won eight successive Premier League games.

One could argue that the Premier League title is already the Merseysiders to lose.

Matip has established himself as one of Klopp’s first-choice Liverpool players and has so far started six out of the club’s eight league games.

The news is good for Reds fans. At 28-years-old, the player is at the peak of his career and can still serve the Merseyside club well for many years going forward.

Matip joined the Anfield giants during the summer of 2016 from German club Schalke.

Since then, he has gone on to make 82 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, scoring four goals.

The German-born defender had to miss Liverpool’s recent victories over Salzburg and Leicester City due to a knock.

However, he has since recovered and will be in contention to play against Manchester United on Sunday.

If the Reds manage to defeat their arch-rivals, they could equal the all-time Premier League record of 18 consecutive victories, a record which was set by Manchester City during the 2017/18 season.

Liverpool go into the contest against their arch-rivals as the out-right favourites.


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