27 year old Joel Matip didn’t start the season as Liverpool’s first choice center-back, but he will end it as one. The only thing stopping him from doing so would be Joe Gomez returning from an injury.
He has played 19 games this season in the Premier League and the Cameroon international should not be dropped in favour of Joe Gomez, who has 13 appearances.
Mark Lawrenson, of the famous 80s Liverpool team also thinks along similar lines. His reasons must be sound as he knows a thing or two about winning league titles or the Champions League itself.
“Matip, how well is he playing?”
“And if you look at it, he’s probably fourth choice centre-back, or he was, and he’s played his way into the team now.
“If Gomez is fit, do you play him ahead of Matip? Not for me.
Why Change it?”
-Mark Lawrenson via LFCTV