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Klopp: Joel Matip is a top class player

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised new signing Joel Matip saying that he is a top class defender.

Matip confirmed that he will move to Anfield at the end of the current season on a free transfer from Schalke.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager has revealed that he had previously noticed Matip as a quality player and he could work with him in the future.

“I am very happy. Everybody who knows him would have been interested. Maybe he’s not the most famous player in England, but he’s 24 and has played about 200 Bundesliga games for Schalke,”

“He is a top-class centre-half, very young but experienced. You don’t have that too often. To be honest, when I had my break I thought for the next club, I should think about Joel, if there was a need,” Klopp told the Liverpool website.