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Joel Matip, Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp identified the centre of Liverpool’s defence as an area that required strengthening this summer, with Ragnar Klavan and Matip brought in to help shore up a backline that was breached 50 times in the Premier League last season. The Cameroonian made 259 appearances for Schalke during his seven seasons in the German club’s professional ranks, with Klopp moving quickly to snap him up on a free transfer when it became apparent that he wasn’t going to extend his contract at the Veltins-Arena beyond the summer.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).