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‘Unsung Hero’ ‘New Contract Please’ Fans On Social Media Delighted With Liverpool Star’s End Of Season Form

Liverpool defender Joel Matip put in another excellent performance in the Champions League final.

Alongside Virgil van Dijk, the centre-back pairing kept Tottenham at bay, playing a key role in keeping a clean sheet on the night.

Fans on Twitter believe Matip is deserving of more praise for his performances in recent months:

Certainly, many Liverpool fans had almost written off the 27-year-old at the start of the season. He was very much fourth choice and had to bide his time for first-team chances.

Joe Gomez was van Dijk’s main partner in the opening months of the season while he had to stay patient after he suffered a broken collarbone that kept out of action for over a month.

However, on his return, Matip’s form in the second half of the season was top drawer. The centre-back only missed four games in all competitions after recovering from injury.

With his contract expiring next summer, most supporters will be wanting him to stay for much longer.