Grobbelaar claims Matip is among 3 best African players - the other two are Reds as well
- 'There are a lot of good African players and we've got three of the best at Liverpool,' Bruce says.
- Sadio, Mo and, especially, Matip are currently in stunning form.
- Reds' team have always been no short of African players and Grobbelaar hails such tradition.
Last few transfer windows saw Liverpool sign quite a few players who were African-born, and the majority of them turned out to be brilliant.
There's no need mentioning the heroics of Salah and Mane, while seeing Matip producing outstanding performances, again and again, is something we are just starting to grow accustomed to. Klopp considers Joel to be one of the top defenders in the world at the moment, and he's not the only one.
Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Bruce Grobbelaar, sees Matip as one of the three best African players now, along with Sadio and Mo.
"There are a lot of good African players and we've got three of the best at Liverpool," the Zimbabwe legend told BBC Sport.
"Sadio Mane came in and he is doing a stunning job. He was unlucky to lose the Africa Nations Cup final [against Algeria].
"Mohamed Salah, well if you go to Egypt he is a god there.
"Joel Matip, I knew his brother also, with whom Zimbabwe have had many battles and we played against Cameroon thrice in World Cup competitions. We were beaten and The Indomitable Lions went into the finals."
From Grobbelaar himself to Kolo Toure, many African players have been wearing Liverpool shirt over the years and Bruce praises such prolific transfer marketing tradition.
"Liverpool had African players from the '50's and '60's," he continued. "There were goalkeepers in the early days from South Africa.
"Then in 1981 there was a guy who came to Anfield. They say 'who is this guy' and it is me; I am African. So it is a long history, we pick talent and good talent and then there is a chance for them to play.
"It is unique because we always look at how the player can develop and improve at LFC."