Liverpool ‘trigger one-year clause in Joel Matip’s contract to extend his current deal until summer 2021’
- Liverpool have reportedly triggered an extension clause in Joel Matip’s contract
- The Cameroonian defender looks set to remain at Anfield until summer 2021
- Matip had originally arrived on a free transfer from German side Schalke in 2016
Liverpool defender Joel Matip has reportedly had his one-year contract extension clause triggered by the Champions League holders.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are believed to have moved to secure the future of the Cameroonian after a series of impressive showings alongside Virgil van Dijk.
The Athletic report that Matip will now remain at Anfield until at least the summer of 2021.
Liverpool defender Joel Matip has reportedly penned a one-year extension to his current deal
The 28-year-old centre half had joined Liverpool on a free transfer from German side Schalke in 2016 and was originally handed a four-year contract.
However, Matip’s terms were set to expire at the end of the current campaign – forcing Liverpool into action to ensure the defender’s future remains in Merseyside.
Despite England star Joe Gomez being favoured by boss Klopp for the Community Shield clash at Wembley and opening top flight visit to Norwich, Matip has since started every game in the top flight.
The same publication also believe that Liverpool now aim to tie down James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum to fresh terms.
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