Jurgen Klopp revealed that Joel Matip is one of the best defenders in the league and believes that the Cameroon international probably does not realize how underrated he is. Matip played four of the five games with Liverpool winning all of them while conceding just one goal in the process. The Merseyside club has been successful in cutting the lead to Manchester City to two points. He was named the Premier League player for the month of February.

“That was great. Before training, we had a meeting, and Thiago Alcantara had put a picture in the players’ [WhatsApp] group, where he [Matip] had the trophy in his hand, so I asked “is it true that Joel won?”‘ Jurgen Klopp said after Joel Matip won the Player of the Month. “[the celebrations were] similar to the celebrations after the Carabao Cup, to be honest! It was really cool. Joel is a very famous figure in the group, in the team, and he obviously doesn’t get a lot of headlines. I don’t like individual prizes for players too much, but if there was one who should have won it, it makes sense that it was Joel.”

“Who votes for it? Was it his mum? The Premier League? A panel? I think I criticized the Premier League quite frequently, but I have to say now; you have made worse decisions!” he added. “Believe me, if there is one person on this planet who couldn’t care less if we all underrate him, it’s Joel Matip! Honestly. He doesn’t even realize, probably. He’s just happy to be here with these boys. He’s a really smart person, but not into this kind of thing. He never thinks, ‘my God, I should have another status’ or whatever. Not at all.”

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