Liverpool's summer signing Joel Matip will arguably face his biggest test at his new club when he lines up opposite Chelsea's Diego Costa tonight, but the Cameroonian sees no reason to fear the Spanish forward.
While it is a certainty that Sadio Mane will represent Senegal, the same cannot be said about Cameroon international Joel Matip, who last represented his country back in Septemper 2015.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Gary Medel from Inter Milan as the Reds look to bolster their options in midfield. The Chile international has previously featured for Cardiff City and if reports coming from the Spanish media are to be believed, the Reds are looking to plot his return to the Premier League.
The 2016 summer transfer window will be the first one that Jurgen Klopp will be presiding over at Liverpool, and it looks like he has made his first signing already. The best part for Liverpool is that it isn't going to cost them a penny.
A long-term target of Jurgen Klopp and a firm favourite to improve the shaky defence at Liverpool FC, Joel Matip has rejected a contract extension at FC Schalke and is likely to join the Reds at Anfield this summer on a free transfer.
Jurgen Klopp has submitted an official bid to sign Schalke's defensive ace Joel Matip in order to bolster his defence which is marred by injuries.
24-year old defender Joel Matip is almost sure to leave Schalke 04, with his contract ending next summer, but with Liverpool's present defensive woes, the Reds may just line up a 4 million pound bid for Matip in January.