London: Liverpool defender Joel Matip signed a long-term contract extension with the Premier League leaders on Friday.
Matip’s present deal was as a result of expire on the finish of this season, however the former Cameroon worldwide has now dedicated his future to Jurgen Klopp’s aspect.
Liverpool did not reveal the size of Matip’s new contract, however media stories mentioned the centre-back would now be tied to Anfield till 2024.
“It is an ideal feeling to be an extended a part of the membership. If you end up inside, then you definately actually get a sense for a way huge the membership is,” Matip advised Liverpool’s web site.
“We’ve a younger and gifted workforce and I feel each one in every of us is hungry. Now we have seen how it’s to win one thing and we need to have that feeling once more.
“There are plenty of issues nonetheless to realize. You by no means know the way it will finish, you simply should work onerous and do the perfect you are able to do. Then we are going to see.
“It’s an honour to be part of the membership. It makes me blissful that folks suppose I’ve executed a superb job and so they need to maintain me.”
Matip joined Liverpool on a free switch from German membership Schalke in 2016.
The 28-year-old has established himself as Virgil van Dijk’s associate on the coronary heart of Liverpool’s defence, holding off competitors from Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren.
He has made 107 appearances for Liverpool, together with final season’s Champions League ultimate win over Tottenham in Madrid.
Matip is ready to return to the Liverpool aspect for Sunday’s journey to bitter rivals Manchester United after lacking the final two video games as a result of an unspecified “knock”.
Liverpool will equal Manchester Metropolis’s Premier League report of 18 successive victories in the event that they beat struggling United.
The Nice Diwali Low cost!
Unlock 75% extra financial savings this festive season. Get Moneycontrol Professional for a yr for Rs 289 solely.
Coupon code: DIWALI. Provide legitimate until 10th November, 2019 .