Liverpool defender Joel Matip has reportedly had his one-year contract extension clause triggered by the Champions League holders.

Jürgen Klopp's side are believed to have moved to secure the future of the Cameroonian after a series of impressive showings alongside Virgil van Dijk.

The Athletic report that Matip will now remain at Anfield until at least the summer of 2021. 

The 28-year-old centre-half had joined Liverpool on a free transfer from German side Schalke in 2016 and was originally handed a four-year contract.

However, Matip's terms were set to expire at the end of the current campaign - forcing Liverpool into action to ensure the defender's future remains in Merseyside.

Source: MailOnline

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