Report’s from Liverpool football club suggests that the Cameroon center-back is poised to to get a new contract extension before his current four year contract expires next season.

Matip joined the club from German outfit, Schalke 04 in the summer of 2016 and is currently on contract till next summer.

Head coach Jurgen Klopp has constantly stated clearly that he needs his current team moving forward, of which Matip is an integral part.

Jurgen klopp perfectly knew Matip in their time in Germany, and would like to keep the player despite the fact that he was out of favour and out of sight until some injury worries over took Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren, then, the 6 foot 5 inches brick wall (Joel Matip) solidified himself as the number one center-back pairing alongside Virgil Van Dijk.

The 27-year-old has appeared 75 times for the red half of Merseyside and scored 3 times in the process, and is well on course to give Liverpool their first English premier league trophy since the 1989/1990 season.

GIOVANNI WANNEH