Matip backed to be a Liverpool hit

Cameroon international Joel Matip is a 'top' signing for Liverpool and will help Jurgen Klopp's side mount a challenge for the Premier League title, according to Robbie Savage.

During an interview with The Mirror, former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Savage was full of praise for the 25-year-old centre-back, who joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Schalke at the end of the 2015-16 season.

"Joel Matip looks a top signing at centre-back – first impressions count for a lot and mine are that he is tall, strong and comfortable on the ball," Savage told The Mirror.

"Jurgen Klopp is not just on course to restore Liverpool to Champions League orbit," added Savage. "I think he is going to mount a serious title challenge at Anfield this season.

"Although Manchester City have made a flawless start under Pep Guardiola, don’t forget they won their first five Premier League games 12 months ago – and they couldn’t sustain it."

The Reds have made a fine start to the Premier League season with 10 points from their first five games.