hope he puts in a top performance we've seen away from home numerous times
like goliath back there, hope he can get a goal to cap off great performances he produces like that.
That one scary moment could have coat us some points though. Still, pretty good performance bar that.
Lovren without Matip = 1.7pts per game average, 1.6 goals per game conceded
Lovren and Matip together = 2pts per game average, 0.9 goals per game conceded
Matip without Lovren = 2.25pts per game average, (didn't say goals per game conceded unfortunately)
(Stats from Simon Brundish on Anfield Index Under Pressure podcast).
Basically, Lovren playing without Matip really struggles. Lovren and Matip together are a solid partnership. Matip without Lovren = 86pt season!
Obviously there are many other factors to consider, but safe to say Matip on a free has been a good signing, regardless.
Great signing, but we're still going to need another top-end CB this summer due to the amount of time he misses (and the extra games next season). Also, I think signing a solid, quality CM/DM to help shield the back line is a must this summer. Having someone to help breakup opposing attacks before they even get to our defense will go a long way to improving not just our back line, but will take the pressure off our keepers, as well.
haven't lost a league game with matip starting that's why it's a surprise
I think Matip is carrying an injury. The way he moved to try and stop the cross from Cabeye looked uncomfortable.
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