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De Boer: Ajax REJECTED Liverpool defender Matip

Former Ajax star Ronald de Boer admits his old club rejected the chance to sign Liverpool defender Joel Matip.

The Reds signed Matip last year, after securing the then Schalke stopper to a pre-contract the previous January.

De Boer insists Matip could easily have signed for Ajax.

"Look at Joel Matip now. Ajax did not think he was good enough, but at Liverpool he plays every time. Jürgen Klopp sets him up for every match.

"He is not going backwards either, so that makes sense," De Boer told Metro.

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