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​Owen: Matip not in Klopp long-term Liverpool plans

Liverpool legend Michael Owen believes that Joel Matip is not in Jurgen Klopp's long term thinking.

Matip is a regular in the Liverpool side, playing next to Virgil Van Dijk in defense.

He scored to help his side defeat Arsenal 3-1 at the weekend.

But Matip is out of contract next summer and Owen does not see him at Liverpool a few years down the road.

"Make no mistake, Jurgen Klopp wants to have Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk as his centre-half pairing, that's what he sees," Owen told Premier League Productions.

"But over the last season or so, Matip has just, you can't hardly drop him, if you do you're resting him and bringing him straight back in.

"So full marks to Matip, I mean he's been absolutely brilliant.

"Last season in the Champions League he was brilliant and the Premier League as well.

"He's just turned over a new leaf in the last season or so."

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