Former Schalke and Real Madrid defender Christoph Metzelder has urged Joel Matip to sign for Liverpool. Metzelder believes that a move to Anfield is the right move for the 24-year-old.
“Joel is free. If the interest is from England and he wants to have an experience abroad, then Liverpool is a super destination for him. Jurgen knows he can work very well with him. For Joel it would be an easier entry into a new country and a new environment.”
Schalke have also declared their interest to keep Matip amid rumors linking the player with a move to Anfield.
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt said: “We have agreed to an appointment [with the player’s advisor] which will take place soon. I remain in good spirits and I hope that we can convince Joel to stay at Schalke.”