Liverpool fans react to Joel Matip display at Norwich
A number of Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Joel Matip after the defender started the opening game of the season as the Reds beat Norwich 3-0 on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men negotiated a potentially-tricky curtain-raiser with a professional performance. Goals from Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah sealed the points for the visitors at Carrow Road.
There was plenty for Liverpool fans to get excited about.
Salah continued his incredible run on the opening day. Firmino got off to a goalscoring start after a tricky campaign for the forward. And Liverpool welcomed back Virgil Van Dijk to the starting lineup.
Van Dijk was excellent. But it was the man alongside him who won many of the plaudits on social media.
Matip is another hoping to enjoy a lot more luck with injury this season. The Cameroon international has only made 19 Premier League appearances across the last two campaigns.
However, he was outstanding against the Canaries. He read the game superbly, looked assured in possession, and was producing some superb passes into forward areas.
That prompted many Liverpool fans to express their hope that he will be a little luckier with injuries this term. The £100,000-a-week star has proved to be an incredible signing on a free transfer.
And the supporters insisted that he was one of the standouts on Saturday.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Liverpool fans reacted to his performance…
‘He’s class’: Liverpool fans laud Joel Matip on Twitter after Norwich win
Joel Matip is actually one of if not the most underrated CB in the Premier League, He’s class. pic.twitter.com/TMEKre2Yrc
— Scouser Chris (@ScouserChrisLFC) August 14, 2021
Cant think of many other players who can settle back into a team after being out for so long like Joel Matip can.
Ridiculous from the big man.
— Ian Ryan (@Ian1892T) August 14, 2021
Joel Matip is the 2nd best centre back in the world.
— John McMahon (@JohnMcMah0n) August 14, 2021
Joel matip, one of the most underrated defenders in world, world class when match fit
— Aaron Jones (@AaronNesta2000) August 14, 2021
Can we talk about Joel Matip btw, when was his last ‘bad’ game? I genuinely don’t think he’s had a bad game for us and he joined in 2016 for free. One of the best free transfers ever.
— charlie (@charlieIfc) August 14, 2021
Great to have VVD back fit, however Joel Matip is one of the most under rated players in the league, shame he can’t stay fit for more than a few games..
— JP (@JP_wes) August 14, 2021
Said it so many times but Joel matip is world class
— ** (@ben____98) August 14, 2021
Joel Matip has never had a bad game since Van Djik signed for us. Only if a miracle happened to make him fit the whole season 😢
— Will 🏴 (@will_roddersLFC) August 14, 2021
Joël Matip was brilliant today. I love it when he does his Maradona runs 🤣 numerous outstanding through balls first half.
— AndyMacLFC (@AndyMacLFC1) August 14, 2021
Joel Matip was immense today, can’t remember the last time he had a performance that wasn’t great for us
— Noah (@lfcnoah) August 14, 2021
Joel Matip very underrated
— BRIAN LINN ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@BrianLinn83) August 14, 2021
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