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Liverpool have triggered their option to extend Joel Matip’s contract for a further year, according to reports in the English media.

The 28-year-old’s deal was set to expire next June but the Reds have stepped in to make sure the defender doesn’t leave on a free transfer next summer.

Fans on Twitter are delighted that Matip will be staying at Anfield for a while longer, but some believe he should be offered a completely new contract following his exploits over the last year:

It wasn’t long ago that the Cameroon international was a distant fourth choice in the centre of defence, but he has muscled his way up the pecking order since the beginning of 2019.

It could even be argued that Matip outperformed Virgil van Dijk in the last few matches of last campaign, and was certainly a key figure in the Champions League final as the Reds triumphed against Tottenham.