Matip did one of his trademark mazy runs from defence last night… (VIDEO)

Joel Matip may scare you when he sets off on one of his runs into midfield, but he’s very, very good at it!

The Cameroonian loves a daring ball-carry from defence, and it’s a sign of how confident he is in his own ability that he tries it so often.

Last night, Matip burst through Sporting Lisbon’s midfield, but sadly couldn’t make the killer pass when he got close to the opposition box!

Right now, it’s neck and neck between Matip and Joe Gomez to start the season alongside Virgil van Dijk.

Both deserve minutes, and with Liverpool competing for seven trophies in 2019/20, they’ll get plenty.

Who’s your first-choice at the moment, Reds?