By Ngain Steve Jordan, In Yaounde

The Cameroonian defender of the Reds was in the limelight to success as he opened the scores to give Liverpool the lead over rivals Arsenal.

Often in the shadow of van Dijk, Matip released a very clean copy. He delivered a header at the hinge of Sokratis and David Luiz to open the score through a well stroke corner by Alexander-Arnold at the 41st minute of play.

By opening the score, the Cameroonian defender masked the lack of creativity of the Reds in the first period. His defensive interventions as on this big return on Aubameyang (52 ‘), he realised a performance of high level. Joel Matip’s goals by season for Liverpool goes thus in 2016-17 scored 1 goal, 2017-18 scored, 2018-19 scored 1 goal and in the 2019-20 season after playing just 4 games he has already scored 2 goals. The Cameroon international retired early from the den of the indomitable Lions.