Schalke crashed out of the Europa League this evening after a thumping 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk.
The first leg ended in a 0-0 draw just a week ago, but Shakhtar coasted to victory as goals from Marlos, Facundo Ferreyra and Viktor Kovalenko sent Schalke out.
It was something of an embarrassing evening for Schalke, and particularly for centre back Joel Matip, who endured a torrid evening at the Veltins Arena.
The Cameroon international was at fault for former Newcastle loanee Ferreyra's goal, misjudging a long ball forward with a comical error, allowing Shakhtar in to score from close range.
However, Liverpool fans won't be too happy considering that their defence is error-prone as it is, and Matip's performance sparked some concerns amongst Reds supporters.
Fans took to Twitter to admit their worries about Matip, suggesting that he is similar to current Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, whilst others figured that his poor performance came because he is already focusing on his Liverpool career before he has even arrived at Anfield.
Just like what Southampton do before selling us a player; looks like Schalke have removed Matip's footballing chip prior to shipping #LFC— The Normal One™ (@mahockey1) February 25, 2016
Joel Matip with a costly error in the Schalke game. His head already at #LFC?— AB (@aiyannabelly) February 25, 2016
matip had a good game, NOT! can see him being another flop tbh #matip— dylan caruana (@dylanynwa6) February 25, 2016
Joel Matip made a terrible mistake for Schalke tonight, good to see he is really embracing what it means to be a Liverpool defender.— Levi (@TheAlonsoRole) February 25, 2016
Anyone else see Joel Matip's terrible mistake to gift Schalke a goal against Shakhtar? He'll fit right in.— Paul (@paulxblog) February 25, 2016
Matip reminds me of another Sakho when I see him play.— Merseyside Laal (@AshiqueNasar) February 25, 2016
Joel Matip proving he is a Liverpool Material with his Horrible display for Shalke tonight.— Stevie (@Sirbunto) February 25, 2016
Matip with a mistake leading to a goal. He's already one of us.— (@ThatHendoSkip) February 25, 2016
Has Matip's mistake worried you?