Joel Matip delivers glowing verdict on Liverpool midfielder

The Liverpool summer signing has been impressed with his captain Jordan Henderson

Joel Matip says Jordan Henderson is the perfect player for centre-halves ahead of Liverpool’s clash against Manchester United on Monday night.

The Reds are in fourth place in the Premier League table and three points behind leaders Manchester City having played a game less than Pep Guardiola’s side.

Matip made his Premier League debut in a goalless draw with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in August and Liverpool have won their fourth top-flight games since their trip to north London.

The Cameroon international moved to the Merseyside outfit on a free transfer in the summer after Matip called time on his Bundesliga career with Schalke 04.

The 25-year-old has been impressed with the performances of the Liverpool captain ahead of the visit of United at Anfield on Monday night.

“He does a very good job. He always has the ball and sometimes [on the pitch] I think he is everywhere!” Matip told Liverpool’s website.

“That’s always good, especially for the centre-backs like me because you always know he is there and he will help you. You can always play [the ball] to him and he gives the team a lot of strength and calm. And sometimes he scores, so perfect!”

Liverpool signed seven players in the summer transfer window under Klopp, including £30m arrival Sadio Mane and £25m signing Georginio Wijnaldum.

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The Reds are in fourth place in the table and three points ahead of Jose Mourinho’s United side ahead of Monday night’s clash.

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