“People have been nice to me” Joel Matip

Liverpool summer signing Joel Matip claims it’s a “great honour” to operate for The Reds.

The young defender finalised his transfer from Schalke this summer to help reinforce Jurgen Klopp’s back line.


The Cameroonian defender played his first Liverpool game in a friendly against Tranmere a few days ago and also appeared in Liverpool’s last evening victory in their 5-0 victory over Fleetwood Town.

And the African defender claims he is enjoying the early days of life on Liverpool.

“I’m settling in excellent; People have been nice to me, and it’s been a huge new experience. I am jubilant to be here.

“I had 16 years at Schalke. It was my hometown club; I grew up there my whole life, and it was a big decision to leave. It wasn’t easy to move from there.

“However it was an easy decision to decide to join Liverpool. When I was a child I wanted to play in the Premier League and Liverpool was a great and famous club that everybody knows so it was a great honour to be playing for them.

“It was an easy decision, and I am happy with it. I had the decision to stay at Schalke or go out into the world, and I am satisfied with the decision I made.”