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)
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Career History
Youth1997-2000VfL Bochum
2000-2009Schalke 04
Senior2009-2016Schalke 04
2016-Liverpool
International2010-Cameroon
Sports Mole has 300 articles about Joel Matip. Articles 1 to 40:
Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the fourth during the Premier League game between Bournemouth and Liverpool on December 17, 2017
Combined XI: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole picks a combined XI from those expected to be available for this weekend's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.
May 25, 14:42
Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring during his side's Champions League clash with Sevilla on September 13, 2017
How Liverpool could line up against Real Madrid
Sports Mole looks at how Jurgen Klopp could set out his Liverpool side for their Champions League final showdown with Real Madrid.
May 25, 14:41
Jurgen Klopp in action during the Champions League quarter-final game between Liverpool and Manchester City on April 4, 2018
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole brings you predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the 2017-18 Champions League final as holders Real Madrid take on Liverpool in Kiev.
May 24, 18:32
Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the second during the Champions League semi-final game between Liverpool and Roma on April 24, 2018
How Liverpool could line up against Roma
Ahead of Liverpool's trip to Italy for their Champions League semi-final second leg against Roma, Sports Mole looks at how the Reds could line up at the Stadio Olimpico.
May 2, 08:23
Mohamed Salah refuses to celebrate scoring against his old side during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Preview: Liverpool vs. Roma - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Champions League action as Mohamed Salah's Liverpool welcome the visit of his former club Roma to Anfield in the semi-finals.
Apr 23, 16:02
A menacing Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Liverpool on December 22, 2017
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Premier League action as bottom-placed West Bromwich Albion welcome Liverpool to The Hawthorns.
Apr 20, 21:00
Adam Lallana in action for Liverpool on February 11, 2018
Jurgen Klopp: 'Adam Lallana, Emre Can could return this season'
Jurgen Klopp insists that "everything is possible" as he refuses to rule out a return to action for Liverpool pair Adam Lallana and Emre Can over the next month.
Apr 20, 14:36
Danny Ings in action for Liverpool on December 17, 2017
How Liverpool could line up against Everton
Sports Mole looks at how Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could set up his side for the Merseyside derby showdown with Everton.
Apr 6, 16:30
A general shot of the new Main Stand at Anfield ahead of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Watford on November 6, 2016
Conor Masterson: 'Featuring in Liverpool squad in Europe was unbelievable'
Young defender Conor Masterson says that it felt "unbelievable" to be involved in Liverpool's squad for the 3-0 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League.
Apr 5, 11:25
Mohamed Salah is embraced by Jordan Henderson during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Watford on March 17, 2018
How Liverpool could line up against Manchester City
Sports Mole looks at how Liverpool could line up for their huge European showdown with Manchester City at Anfield.
Apr 4, 07:30
Mohamed Salah in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Crystal Palace on August 19, 2017
Combined XI: Liverpool vs. Manchester City
Ahead of the Champions League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield, Sports Mole looks at who would make it into a combined XI.
Apr 4, 07:00
Dishevelled Reds boss Jurgen Klopp watches on during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea on November 25, 2017
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: 'Emre Can doubtful against Man City, Ragnar Klavan out'
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that Ragnar Klavan will miss Wednesday's Champions League clash with Manchester City, while revealing that Emre Can remains doubtful.
Apr 3, 15:34
Adam Lallana in action for Liverpool on February 11, 2018
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: Adam Lallana to miss "a number of weeks"
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that the injury sustained by Adam Lallana at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon is "not as bad" as initially feared.
Apr 3, 14:56
Joel Matip in action during the EFL Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Southampton on January 25, 2017
Liverpool's Joel Matip expected to miss remainder of season
Liverpool's Joel Matip is ruled out for the remainder of the season with the thigh injury he sustained against Crystal Palace.
Apr 3, 12:24
Jurgen Klopp watches the warm-up ahead of the Premier League game between Liverpool and Burnley on September 16, 2017
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Saturday's Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Liverpool.
Mar 29, 16:40
A menacing Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Liverpool on December 22, 2017
Jurgen Klopp gives Liverpool players a week off over international break
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp decides against holding a fitness camp like in previous campaigns, instead informing his players that they have a week off to relax.
Mar 21, 14:14
Dejan Lovren in action during the EFL Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Southampton on January 25, 2017
Liverpool's Dejan Lovren withdraws from Croatia squad with ankle injury
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren drops out of the Croatia squad for upcoming international friendlies due to an ankle injury.
Mar 19, 20:28
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 returns to Liverpool starting XI against Watford
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson returns to the Reds' starting XI for Saturday's Premier League home game against Watford.
Mar 17, 16:32
Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring during the Champions League group game between Liverpool and Maribor on November 1, 2017
Preview: Liverpool vs. Watford - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Saturday's Premier League clash between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield.
Mar 15, 21:04
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 desperate to score past David de Gea
Mohamed Salah describes David de Gea as a "great" goalkeeper and says that he is eager to find a way past the Manchester United ace when Liverpool visit Old Trafford.
Mar 9, 12:10
Paul Pogba and Oriol Romeu in action during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Southampton on December 30, 2017
Combined XI: Manchester United vs. Liverpool
Ahead of Saturday's Premier League showdown between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford, Sports Mole selects a combined XI from both squads.
Mar 8, 14:30
Dejan Lovren in action during the EFL Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Southampton on January 25, 2017
Team News: Liverpool make two changes against Newcastle United
Liverpool recall Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson for their Premier League clash with Newcastle United.
Mar 3, 16:34
Jurgen Klopp arrives for the Premier League game between Swansea City and Liverpool on January 22, 2018
Team News: Patrice Evra makes West Ham United debut against Liverpool
Patrice Evra is handed his West Ham United debut against Liverpool this afternoon.
Feb 24, 14:02
A general shot of the new Main Stand at Anfield ahead of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Watford on November 6, 2016
Preview: Liverpool vs. West Ham United - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Liverpool's Premier League meeting with West Ham United at Anfield.
Feb 23, 11:22
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

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City3832421062779100
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd38256768284081
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs38238774363877
4Liverpool382112584384675
5Chelsea382171062382470
6Arsenal381961374512363
7Burnley381412123639-354
8Everton381310154458-1449
9Leicester CityLeicester381211155660-447
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle38128183947-844
11Crystal Palace381111164555-1044
12Bournemouth381111164561-1644
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham381012164868-2042
14Watford38118194464-2041
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38913163454-2040
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield38910192858-3037
17Southampton38715163756-1936
RSwansea CitySwansea3889212856-2833
RStoke CityStoke38712193568-3333
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom38613193156-2531

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