A number of Liverpool fans have urged their club to hand a new contract to Joel Matip.
The 28-year-old will, somewhat surprisingly, see his existing deal with the Champions League winners expire at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
Matip scored in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the centre-back has started and finished each of the team’s last three fixtures after being left out for Joe Gomez against Norwich City in the first game of the season.
Matip, as it stands, would be free to discuss terms with foreign clubs in January.
However, the Cameroon international has developed into a real favourite of Jurgen Klopp, and it would be a surprise to not see him sign a new contract.
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A number of Liverpool supporters have been on social media commenting on the situation – and many are desperate for a new deal.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
He’s literally been better than virgil since about April. Undoubtedly earned his place and is getting first team football.. Id love him to sign a new contract
— Eli Corry-Wrong (@EliTheWright) August 25, 2019
Yes. Been a bit worried about this for a while now.
— _Spillane (@MaubeN_) August 25, 2019
Should have offered by now. Because I think from January, he can look at other clubs for pre contract
— Srikanth (@SrikanthJT_90) August 25, 2019
Joel has been outstanding so I don’t understand why there’s even a debate
— Tony Lamont (@anthonylamont5) August 25, 2019
4 years please
— LFCSIXTIMES (@LFCFanJFT96) August 25, 2019
Yes fast .
— LFC champions of Europe/ mercified fan (@AGUHPATRICK10) August 25, 2019
Hell Yes!! Improved Contract at that!!
— Vini Vici (VI X) (@Vince_Omidina) August 25, 2019
Yes. Lifetime contract
— Daniel Allen (@allendaniel_93) August 25, 2019