Liverpool fans on Twitter are lauding Joel Matip after his brilliant form was recognised today.
The Premier League revealed that the Cameroon centre-back had won Player of the Month for September alongside Virgil van Dijk in a Reds back four that conceded only twice.
Van Dijk is undeniably Liverpool's star defender, but Matip has arguably been the stronger of two centre-backs as of late and this award comes as no surprise to fans of the Anfield club.
Here is their reaction:
Well deserved. Better than VVd atm, tbh.— we won it six times (@aboutLFC96) October 7, 2019
Matip>>>>>>VVD— NeedGod(Look Gooding Guy) (@TakudzwaMuchaw2) October 7, 2019
Top class— Harry (@harrygalow12) October 7, 2019
A bargain showing real ability and class in his position.— John Hak (@johnhak7) October 7, 2019
That's brilliant. Not so underrated now is he? Well done Joel.— ♿Rachel Ellis♿ (@RleEllis) October 7, 2019
Rivals yawn about Liverpool..true we keep on winning games winning awards yawn... YnWA— cris loo (@crislooYNWA) October 7, 2019
YAS MY KING— Spennie 6 times (@unrealxherdan) October 7, 2019
Klopp has made a lot of brilliant signings at Liverpool, like Van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, but Matip might be the best of all in regards to value.
Unlike the Dutchman, Mane and Salah, the Merseyside club didn't spend a penny on the former Schalke stalwart, who was snapped up by Klopp on a Bosman in the summer of 2016.
And yet, three years later he partnered Van Dijk in central defence as Liverpool scooped their sixth Champions League title.
He has been a phenomenal signing by the German manager and aged only 28, he has many good years left in the tank.
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