Photos: Liverpool’s new summer signing poses with Reds shirt
Joel Matip is all smiles as he poses with a Liverpool shirt for the first time
Joel Matip posed for a series of photos with the Liverpool shirt after linking up with Jurgen Klopp’s squad at Melwood training ground on Saturday afternoon.
The Cameroon international completed his transfer to the Merseyside outfit after the 18-time English champions agreed a deal with the 24-year-old in January ahead of the expiry of his Schalke contract.
Matip, who spent six seasons at the Bundesliga club, is one of four new arrivals at Liverpool this summer following the acquisitions of Loris Karius, Sadio Mane and Marko Grujic.
The defender will compete with centre-halves Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho for a place in Klopp’s starting line-up in the Premier League next season.
However, Ivory Coast centre-half Kolo Toure left the five-time European champions at the start of the summer, which opens up the path for Matip to become a first-team regular.
Here are the best photos of Matip’s unveiling with a Liverpool shirt at Melwood on Saturday afternoon.