“German efficiency at its best” – Liverpool supporters react to signing of Joel Matip

on 15.02.2016


With Joel Matip announced as the second player set to join Liverpool at the end of the 2015/16 season, supporters praised the club’s swift move.

18.09.2011, Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, GER, 1. FBL, FC Schalke 04 vs FC Bayern Muenchen, im Bild Zweikampf Joel Matip (#32 Schalke) - Nils Petersen (#9 Muenchen)// during 1. FBL FC Schalke 04 vs FC Bayern Muenchen at Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, GER, 2011-09-18. EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Kurth ****** out of GER / CRO / BEL ******

Matip joins on a free transfer, having entered the final months of his contract with Bundesliga challengers Schalke.

The 24-year-old will arrive at Anfield with a raft of experience, having spent the past 16 years with the Gelsenkirchen side, competing regularly in the Champions League.

This is the second signing manager Jurgen Klopp has lined up for his first full season in charge at Liverpool, joining Red Star Belgrade’s powerful midfielder, Marko Grujic.

Matip is the more high-profile acquisition, and this move has seen a largely positive reaction form the Liverpool support.

Most hailed this latest signing, as Klopp builds his squad for the 2016/17 campaign…

While others focussed on the efficiency of Liverpool’s business under the former Borussia Dortmund manager…


At the forefront of the praise for Matip came with his physicality, with the Cameroon international standing at 6’3″…

Meanwhile, the Liverpool Echo‘s Ian Doyle jokingly conjured memories of one-season wonder Rigobert Song…


Share:

More on This Is Anfield



More LFC news, opinion & videos

Fan Comments

Comments are retrospectively moderated. Some could be subject to delays before publication. They must obey the comment policy. Comments load below.

Please only discuss the article above. General chat can be made on our forums at forums.thisisanfield.com