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Report: Jurgen Klopp is all set to put 'unbelievable' Liverpool player back into his starting team tonight
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Report: Jurgen Klopp is all set to put 'unbelievable' Liverpool player back into his starting team tonight

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to recall Joel Matip to the starting eleven for the Champions League clash with Ajax.

The Reds have not played since their 4-1 thrashing against Napoli in their European opener last week, due to the weekend postponement of the Premier League.

Matip came on as a substitute for Joe Gomez on that humbling night in Italy, and the Times report he is going to start tonight.

That is perhaps not the most surprising decision given how easy it was for Napoli to get at Liverpool last time out.

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Matip to start for Liverpool against Ajax

Liverpool need something to shake themselves after a patchy start to the season and perhaps the weekend postponement will allow them to regroup.

It should be a special atmosphere tonight in front of their own fans as they look to get their first European points of the season.

Matip’s experience and relationship with Virgil van Dijk should help Liverpool be more solid against a side who turned over Rangers 4-0 last time out.

“He’s a special, special character and we all appreciate him in our group,” the Dutchman told the Liverpool media team last year.

“Not only for his qualities – because he’s an unbelievable defender – but as a human being as well.

“He’s how everyone should take life, I think – very easy, be nice and put a lot of things in perspective.

“We all appreciate him. But it’s just been good being around everyone.”

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