Reports: Liverpool willing to accept £15m offer for Liverpool superstar
Liverpool are willing to accept an offer of around £15million for Joel Matip this summer, sources have told Football Insider.
The defender, who will turn 32 in August, has a history of minor injuries, and his contract expires in the summer of 2024.
Despite having started four of Liverpool’s previous six Premier League games due to a defensive injury problem, Matip’s long-term future is in doubt.
Football Insider reported on February 5 that Liverpool is open to hearing proposals for the center-back this summer.
The well-liked defender has been struggling lately, and his own goal in last weekend’s (4 February) 3-0 loss to Wolves was proof of this.
Wolves, who had only scored nine goals at Molineux all season prior to the game, easily defeated the Reds as their defense was all over the place.
Matip started 31 Premier League games last season but his role in the side has diminished, leaving him behind Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate in the pecking order.
Van Dijk and Konate remain sidelined with Jurgen Klopp revealing on Friday (10 February), as reported by Liverpool Echo, that neither player is close to a return.
Matip has himself suffered an injury this season as he missed six Premier League games with a calf injury throughout October and November.
Matip has won every major trophy on offer at Liverpool since joining the club on a free transfer from Schalke in the summer of 2016.
He has made 181 appearances for the club ahead of Monday’s Merseyside derby (13 February).