Reds legend compares summer signing to Finnish hero Sami Hyypia

John Aldridge has compared our summer recruit Joel Matip to former Liverpool defensive rock Sami Hyypia.
Matip was signed on a free transfer from Schalke over during the transfer window and has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water – we already look infinitely better at the back since he started getting minutes.
Aldo says the two are similar in the way they can defend set-pieces. He even says Matip makes him feel safe again!
“Matip’s size and height means he’s winning those high balls in the box, he’s a real man mountain. He reminds me of Sami Hyypia in that respect, in how he likes to get his head on ...
 

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