With the hopes of keeping hold of their best players before European links start coming for them, Liverpool has officially tied their defender Joel Matip to a new contract, which is set to end in 2024.
The Cameroonian, who arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2016 on a free transfer, integrated himself to the Liverpool team being pivotal as they won the Champions League last season. And is currently playing a huge role in for the Reds as they go eight points clear on the Premier League table.
Matip this season so far has started in six matches for the Reds, forming a powerful defensive pact with Virgil van Dijk at the centre back.
Speaking to Liverpool official website via SkySports, Matip said: “It’s a great feeling to be a longer part of the club. It’s really just a great feeling.
“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 28-year-old defender has missed recent games due to an injury he acquired before the international break. But, he is now back to full fitness and he is expected to be available for selection against Manchester United on Sunday.