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      bazspeedman
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #525: May 08, 2019 07:38:32 am
      So good he's keeping Joe on the bench and rightly so.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #526: May 08, 2019 08:35:24 pm
      He has been absolutely rock solid ever since coming in for Gomez, bar the one or two games where he looked a bit nervous. All in all, he has been a brilliant piece of business again by Klopp and the management team. Remember we got the lad in on a free transfer.

      He's one of the best in the world at breaking the lines. It may not always look as majestic as when Van Dijk does it, but it's so effective and it always causes chaos with opposition teams. Great forward passing too.

      It's also clear how good he is or can be when he is fully fit for a long period of time. Hasn't been injured for quite some time now (knocks on wood) and it shows that when he gets a good run in the team, he's a fantastic option to have.

      You also never see him moan or hear even the slightest negative thing about him in the media or whatever.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #527: May 09, 2019 08:03:42 am
      Brilliant performance Joel.

      Who would have thought at the start of the Season, going form 4th Choice CB to certain starter in a European Cup Final? Just Wow!
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #528: May 09, 2019 11:23:44 pm
      Been class for a month or so now. Very solid defensively.

      Whereas in the past I used to wince as he strode out with it, I have confidence in him now the way he is playing that he will break through the lines and pick a quality pass out.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #529: May 10, 2019 06:25:53 pm
      He been putting in the type of performances that Lovren was doing last season which shows given a run of games and little confidence can do.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #530: May 10, 2019 07:43:45 pm
      In the first half there was break, they had 3 on 2, or maybe 4 on 3, yellow jerseys in the box, Messi on the ball, looked like he would slip a pass, or beat the defender to make space for a shot, a certain goal - was it Joel who got a foot in to nick it off Messi ?   Whoever it was, was an amazing tackle.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #531: May 10, 2019 09:22:42 pm
      In the first half there was break, they had 3 on 2, or maybe 4 on 3, yellow jerseys in the box, Messi on the ball, looked like he would slip a pass, or beat the defender to make space for a shot, a certain goal - was it Joel who got a foot in to nick it off Messi ?   Whoever it was, was an amazing tackle.

      VVD, but the pass to Messi was offside and ref played the advantage as we had a counter on the cards :D
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      Reply #532: May 10, 2019 11:20:36 pm
      VVD, but the pass to Messi was offside and ref played the advantage as we had a counter on the cards :D

      Ah, OK, it was VVD, thanks :) - I need to take closer look at them highlights - and blame my confusion on the night shifts  :f_doh:
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #533: May 11, 2019 12:28:16 pm
      Ah, OK, it was VVD, thanks :) - I need to take closer look at them highlights - and blame my confusion on the night shifts  :f_doh:

      Actually, I re-watched the match and it was actually Matip, sorry!!!
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #534: May 12, 2019 08:43:58 am
      Matip's tackle on Messi just after we scored sums up his come-back. Messi thought that he would go round Matip, Matip thought otherwise :D
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #535: Jun 02, 2019 09:33:53 am
      He improved drastrically and would be happy to keep him fighting for his place.

      Yesterday, in the first he anticapted a pass that if not Son would be one to one Becker. Brilliant.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #536: Jun 02, 2019 10:13:50 am
      What a hero he was last night.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #537: Jun 02, 2019 11:01:26 am
      Theres absolutely no need to let the guy go. He might not be the starting player when everyone is fully fit but he adds great depth to the squad. Not always been his biggest fan but with a run of games next to our beast he has been brilliant.

      In all honesty hes pushing Joe for a starting place and might even edge it at this point.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #538: Jun 02, 2019 03:25:00 pm
      Another solid display, never looked flustered.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #539: Jun 07, 2019 10:16:44 am
      Unheralded and overlooked but he's been quite sensational. Started the season as distant 4th choice centre back with many supporters who would not have been fussed if he had been sold. Ended it as Virgil's CB partner with a string of highly competent and smart displays. And yet because of the quality of displays Gomez provided during the first half of the season, it is not set in stone whether he starts next season alongside Virgil. I guess pre season will determine which one of Joe or Joel will start next season.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #540: Jun 07, 2019 10:21:55 am
      Agreed, he's been a bit of an unsung hero, particularly in the last 3 months of the season.

      Consistently very good.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #541: Jun 07, 2019 10:44:10 am
      Agreed, he's been a bit of an unsung hero, particularly in the last 3 months of the season.

      Consistently very good.

      I would say consistently excellent
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #542: Jun 07, 2019 01:41:06 pm
      Most underrated defender in world football !!!
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #543: Jun 07, 2019 03:14:35 pm
      Sometimes all a player needs is a good run in the team and a boost of confidence. He's been excellent for quite some time now.
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #544: Jun 07, 2019 04:05:00 pm
      So pleased to see him developing into a top CB under Jürgen. Who would you rather have £50mil Stones or free Joel.
      We have really good cover now at CB
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      Re: Joel Matip Player Thread
      Reply #545: Jun 07, 2019 08:18:05 pm
      He has been very impressive lately

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