Twelve mandatory games went the FC Liverpool until the ultimately insignificant 0: 1 against Inter Milan on Tuesday, seven of them alone in fully packed February. Now Joel Matip was subsequently given another success.
The Premier League distinguished the central defender of the Reds as her player of the month. A double premiere: For the first time since its free-free change from FC Schalke 04 to Liverpool almost six years ago, Matip won the price - and for the first time a camera.
In Liverpools four February league games, which served as a valuation basis, had not missed the native Bochumer no minute and made sure that his team had to accept only one goal. In addition to Leicester he prepared the gateway to the 2-0 final score by Diogo Jota, at the 6-0 victory against Leeds he met himself to 2: 0.
This handed the 30-year-old to leave the nominated Ché Adams (Southampton), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Ben Mee (Burnley) and Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace). According to Mohamed Salah in October and Trent Alexander-Arnold in November, Matip is already the third excellent Liverpooler of this season.