Joel Matip

Born: August 8, 1991 (age 26)

Height: 6'4.5" (195cm)
Weight: 14st 2lb (90kg)

Hometown: Bochum, Germany
Nationality: Cameroon flag Cameroonian

Position: Centre-back
Team: Liverpool (no. 21)
Joel Matip in action for Liverpool on September 20, 2016
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Career History
Youth1997-2000VfL Bochum
2000-2009Schalke 04
Senior2009-2016Schalke 04
2016-Liverpool
International2010-Cameroon
Sports Mole has 276 articles about Joel Matip. Articles 1 to 40:
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Team News: Liverpool make three changes for Champions League tie against Porto
Jurgen Klopp makes three changes to his Liverpool team to face Porto in their Champions League last-16 first leg.
Feb 14, 18:35
Sadio Mane in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester City on January 14, 2018
Team News: Three changes for Liverpool against Southampton
Liverpool make three changes to their side for the Premier League clash with Southampton.
Feb 11, 15:34
Jurgen Klopp arrives for the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Emmanuel Petit: 'Jurgen Klopp betrayed Liverpool's DNA'
Emmanuel Petit questions Jurgen Klopp's decision to make 'defensive changes' when Liverpool were protecting a lead against Tottenham Hotspur.
Feb 7, 10:47
Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017
Combined XI: Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Ahead of Sunday's Premier League showdown between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, Sports Mole selects a strongest combined XI from both squads.
Feb 2, 17:58
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Team News: Jordan Henderson starts for Liverpool at Huddersfield Town
Jordan Henderson makes his first Liverpool start in over a month in Tuesday night's Premier League trip to Huddersfield Town.
Jan 30, 19:06
Liverpool defender Joel Matip in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Joel Matip: 'My mistake against West Bromwich Albion hurt Liverpool'
Liverpool defender Joel Matip admits that his mistake in the Reds' FA Cup loss to West Bromwich Albion led to his side's downfall in the fourth-round tie.
Jan 28, 14:10
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino reacts during his side's FA Cup fourth round clash with West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on January 27, 2018
Result: West Bromwich Albion shock Liverpool in VAR-tarred FA Cup tie
Liverpool crash out of the FA Cup in the fourth round as West Bromwich Albion run out 3-2 winners in an action-packed and absurd contest at Anfield.
Jan 27, 21:44
A menacing Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Liverpool on December 22, 2017
Live Commentary: Liverpool 2-3 West Bromwich Albion - as it happened
Relive West Brom's eventful 3-2 win over Liverpool at Anfield as the Baggies send the hosts crashing out of the FA Cup in a VAR-tarred contest.
Jan 27, 18:45
Jurgen Klopp congratulates Philippe Coutinho after the Premier League game between Liverpool and Swansea City on December 26, 2017
How should Liverpool spend Philippe Coutinho money?
Liverpool head into the remainder of the January transfer window with £105m in their pocket due to the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, but how should they use it?
Jan 9, 11:59
Virgil Van Dijk in action during the Europa League game between Southampton and Hapoel Be'er Sheva on December 8, 2016
Team News: Jurgen Klopp hands Liverpool debut to Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hands a debut to Virgil van Dijk in the club's FA Cup clash with Everton.
Jan 5, 18:51
Joe Gomez looks concerned during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United on October 14, 2017
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez eager to learn from Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez admits that he is eager to learn from Virgil van Dijk, who has signed from Southampton in a £75m deal.
Jan 3, 18:33
Ragnar Klavan in action for Liverpool on September 17, 2017
Ragnar Klavan: 'Virgil van Dijk competition healthy for Liverpool'
Liverpool centre-back Ragnar Klavan says that the addition of Virgil van Dijk into the Reds' defence will provide "good" competition for places in Jurgen Klopp's team.
Jan 2, 16:08
Mohamed Salah refuses to celebrate scoring against his old side during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Result: Mohamed Salah brace fires Liverpool past Leicester City
Mohamed Salah scores another brace to ensure Liverpool will end 2017 in the Champions League places courtesy of a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Anfield.
Dec 30, 16:52
Ragnar Klavan takes on a terrified Oliver McBurnie during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Swansea City on December 26, 2017
Jurgen Klopp: 'Ragnar Klavan is a perfect role model'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hails Ragnar Klavan as the "perfect role model" for new signings ahead of Virgil van Dijk's arrival at the club.
Dec 28, 14:10
Liverpool defender Joel Matip in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Team News: Joel Matip returns to Liverpool starting XI against Swansea City
Joel Matip returns from an adductor injury to make the Liverpool starting XI in the Boxing Day meeting with Swansea City.
Dec 26, 16:33
Burnley defender James Tarkowski in action during his side's FA Cup clash with Lincoln City
Vote for your Premier League centre-back of the season so far
Vote for your centre-backs in the Sports Mole readers' halfway-stage Premier League Team of the Season.
Dec 24, 15:10
Arsenal midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles in action during his side's EFL Cup clash with Doncaster Rovers
Team News: Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Jack Wilshere in Arsenal XI
Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Jack Wilshere both start for Arsenal in their Premier League clash with Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium.
Dec 22, 18:48
Liverpool defender Joel Matip in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Jamie Carragher: 'Liverpool need a centre-back in January'
Jamie Carragher says that Liverpool need a centre-back, ideally to be signed in the January transfer window.
Dec 22, 14:40
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge goes down injured during his side's Premier League clash with Middlesbrough on May 21, 2017
Daniel Sturridge in contention for Arsenal trip after recovering from illness
Jurgen Klopp hopes to have Daniel Sturridge back involved for Liverpool's meeting with Arsenal, while Joel Matip is another who has a chance of featuring in the squad.
Dec 20, 15:58
Arsene Wenger watches on during the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Red Star Belgrade on November 2, 2017
Preview: Arsenal vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Liverpool.
Dec 20, 11:18
Dishevelled Reds boss Jurgen Klopp watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Preview: Liverpool vs. West Bromwich Albion - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Liverpool's Premier League clash with struggling West Bromwich Albion at Anfield.
Dec 12, 13:40
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Preview: Liverpool vs. Everton - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton.
Dec 8, 13:35
Liverpool defender Joel Matip in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Joel Matip ruled out of Spartak Moscow clash
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirms that Joel Matip will miss Wednesday's Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow due to a muscle injury.
Dec 4, 09:32
Jurgen Klopp watches the horror unfold during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017
Team News: Six changes for Liverpool against Brighton & Hove Albion
Mohamed Salah is in Liverpool's starting lineup for the trip to Brighton & Hove Albion this afternoon.
Dec 2, 14:03
Liverpool defender Joel Matip in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Liverpool defender Joel Matip ruled out until New Year?
Liverpool defender Joel Matip could reportedly be sidelined until the New Year with a thigh injury.
Dec 2, 09:56
Dishevelled Reds boss Jurgen Klopp watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Liverpool's first Premier League trip to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Dec 1, 14:00
Liverpool defender Joel Matip in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Jurgen Klopp: 'It looks like Joel Matip is out of Brighton & Hove Albion clash'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hints that centre-back Joel Matip will be out of the club's Premier League trip to Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend.
Dec 1, 13:40
Liverpool's Adam Lallana during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on September 16, 2016
Team News: Adam Lallana on Liverpool bench against Chelsea
Adam Lallana is named on the Liverpool bench as the Reds welcome Chelsea to Anfield.
Nov 25, 16:31
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Live Commentary: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage as Willian scores late at Anfield in order to earn Chelsea a last-gasp point against Liverpool in the Premier League.
Nov 25, 16:30
Eden Hazard in action during the Champions League game between Chelsea and Qarabag on September 12, 2017
Combined XI: Liverpool vs. Chelsea
Ahead of Chelsea's Premier League trip to face Liverpool at Anfield this weekend, Sports Mole selects the strongest combined XI from the two squads.
Nov 24, 13:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Liverpool vs. Chelsea - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday evening's Premier League meeting between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield.
Nov 24, 11:46
Adam Lallana in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Liverpool on December 19, 2016
Adam Lallana included in Liverpool squad to face Sevilla
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is included in the squad for Tuesday night's Champions League Group E match with Sevilla, having missed the entire season so far.
Nov 20, 13:28
Alberto Moreno in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Arsenal on August 27, 2017
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praises professionalism of Alberto Moreno
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praises the professionalism of Alberto Moreno, with the defender establishing himself in the first team at Anfield this season.
Nov 20, 12:12
Slaven Bilic watches on during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Liverpool on May 14, 2017
Slaven Bilic bemoans "big defeat"
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic admits that his side's 4-1 home loss at the hands of Liverpool is a "big defeat" in the context of their season.
Nov 4, 20:15
Jurgen Klopp watches the horror unfold during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool on October 22, 2017
Jurgen Klopp hails "perfect" counter-attacking performance
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes that his side put in a near-perfect counter-attacking performance during their 4-1 win over West Ham United.
Nov 4, 19:53
Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah in action during his side's Premier League clash with Newcastle United at St James' Park on October 1, 2017
Mohamed Salah: 'Early goal made West Ham United win easy'
Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah claims that his side's first-half strikes made their eventual 4-1 win over West Ham United "easy".
Nov 4, 19:42
Joel Matip is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Liverpool on November 4, 2017
Result: Liverpool pile pressure on Slaven Bilic with win at West Ham United
Mohamed Salah continues his fine goalscoring form to help Liverpool to a 4-1 victory over West Ham at the London Stadium which piles the pressure on Slaven Bilic.
Nov 4, 19:25
Joel Matip is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Liverpool on November 4, 2017
Live Commentary: West Ham United 1-4 Liverpool - as it happened
Relive how the pressure was piled on West Ham manager Slaven Bilic courtesy of a 4-1 home defeat to Liverpool, courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates.
Nov 4, 16:30
Philippe Coutinho in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Manchester United on October 14, 2017
Team News: Philippe Coutinho out for Liverpool
Philippe Coutinho misses out on Liverpool's Champions League encounter with Maribor.
Nov 1, 18:35
Jurgen Klopp celebrates during the Champions League playoff between Liverpool and Hoffenheim on August 23, 2017
Preview: Liverpool vs. Maribor
Sports Mole previews the Champions League encounter at Anfield between Liverpool and Maribor.
Oct 30, 16:18

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