Matip has played a fair bit this season for Liverpool, which is good to see after several fitness concerns at the club during his time on Merseyside.
Indeed, he has shown real quality this season but came off at half-time against Arsenal on Thursday night.
And, that said, Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the decision behind that was a purely fitness-related one compared to anything on his performance:
Jurgen Klopp on Joel Matip:
"How good was Joel? We thought something was not completely 100% right. We had Ibou and Gomez on the bench so we made the change." #awlive [lfc]
Anfield Watch Verdict
It sounds more precautionary than anything else with Matip and that is what he needs from time to time.
He has been a lot better with his fitness this season, and hopefully he'll be back at it as soon as possible.
Ibrahima Konate is showing he is a capable back up, though, so that is a positive in itself.