Joel Matip had a good game for Liverpool on Saturday.
Some Liverpool fans on Twitter were left purring by one of Joel Matip’s passes today.
The Reds bounced back to winning ways by thumping Bournemouth 3-0 at Anfield to move back top of the Premier League.
Goals from Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum helped Liverpool into a very comfortable 2-0 lead at half time, but could the advantage have been better? In a word, yes.
Roberto Firmino could and should have scored during a one-sided first half after latching on to a quite brilliant ball from Matip, a centre-back.
And although the Brazilian couldn’t finish, the Cameroon defender’s intentions didn’t go unnoticed by fans of the Anfield club.
What a pass Matip— R.I.P. Mom (@LFCDre) February 9, 2019
What a pass by Matip, shame Firmino couldn’t control it well. #lfc— Marco ☠️ (@vivast_pauli) February 9, 2019
Omg what a ball Matip bobby so unlucky— Yung Gunna (@Sadzonumba9) February 9, 2019
So close from Bobby, that ball by Matip tho— Krissss (@KrissDZN) February 9, 2019
matip is playing like its his last game on earth, what a guy!— Gylfi_Firmino (@FirminoGylfi) February 9, 2019
That Matip pass to Firmino was sooooooooooooo good.— Adam Asmie (@AdamAsmie) February 9, 2019
Ahh Firmino couldn’t control that, wat a pass by Matip, who knew!— zeiyad_m (@zeiyad_m) February 9, 2019
Joel Matip with the 40-yard @XabiAlonso-esque diagonal ball right onto the chest of Firmino in the penalty area— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) February 9, 2019
WHAT A BALL BY MATIP, Firmino should score that— Ridz (@ClassicSalah18) February 9, 2019
It was an excellent showing overall from Matip, but let’s be honest – it’s Bournemouth.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are back on Merseyside on Tuesday for a visit of Bayern Munich in the Champions League and that promises to be a much bigger test, and not only for Matip.
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