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Liverpool manager Klopp: Matip underrated

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on "underrated" defender Joel Matip.

The Cameroon international held his place in the Reds starting line-up after Joe Gomez's injury earlier in the year.

And Klopp can't speak highly enough of the 27-year-old.

"I think everything about him has been said, what a guy he is, what a player he is, but not a lot of people spoke about the impact Joel Matip had in the last third of the season," Klopp said.

"I don't see a lot of centre-backs in the world who are better in that period, 100 per cent, pretty much without any mistakes.

"Virgil was the constant in that last line [of defence] and it felt always good when you saw him there. He organises a lot of things on the pitch. He's a fantastic player and was a pretty good signing."

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