Liverpool completed a comeback win against Southampton on Friday night – and many of the club’s supporters on Twitter were blown away by the quality of defender Joel Matip.
The Reds found themselves behind early from a Shane Long goal, but they fought back to claim a 3-1 victory.
Naby Keita equalised in the first-half for the Merseyside club, before Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson netted late goals.
Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League with their win and are two points above Manchester City after playing a game more.
Jurgen Klopp’s side turn their attention to the Champions League against Porto in midweek, before hosting Chelsea at Anfield in the league.
A selection of Liverpool fans picked out Matip for his commanding display in defence and he’s becoming an important player recently.
The 27-year-old is an unsung hero that doesn’t usually get the credit that centre-back partner Virgil Van Dijk does, but is a trusted member of Klopp’s squad and proved his value against Southampton.
He showed some quality when in possession and also produced a stunning long-range pass in the build up to one of the goals.
Here are some Liverpool fans praising Matip:
— The Scouse Foodie (@SalilG_LFC) April 6, 2019
— LFC Libertarian (@LFC_Libertarian) April 6, 2019
Matip is turning my head a little as of late . Brilliant last night
— ★LFC🀄️ (@STAR_LFC) April 6, 2019
Matip is twice the player Sakho ever will be
— Joe LFC (@joefootballfan) April 5, 2019
— hazzalad ℹ (@lfc_shirts) April 5, 2019
Felt Joel Matip deserved man of the match tonight. Was brilliant.
— 🙏🏻 (@lfc_counter) April 5, 2019
Matip’s been great in his long run, i can only praise him, but will Gomez come back and get us back into some clean sheets? I never thought too much CB depth would be a problem.
— LFC San Antonio (@LFCSanAntonio) April 5, 2019
Matip has been unreal
— Kam (@Kamil_LFC94) April 5, 2019