You have to feel a little sorry for Liverpool fans who bought their tickets for tonight before the first-leg demolition of Porto a fortnight ago.
A 5-0 victory away from home meant the job was done before kick-off tonight – Liverpool haven’t lost a game by a margin that would have seen them knocked out at Anfield tonight for over 80 years.
However, it wasn’t a vintage performance from Jurgen Klopp’s men tonight and a 0-0 was probably the right score.
In fact the Champions League leading scorers didn’t have a single shot on target in the first half.
However, it wasn’t the attacking players that were feeling the brunt of the Liverpool fans after the game.
Instead, they were looking to Joel Matip, their 26-year-old centre-back, who had a decidedly shaky performance at the heart of the Liverpool defence.
Here are the best reactions from Liverpool fans on Matip’s display at Anfield:
What if Karius has actually been a decent keeper all this time but he’s been made to look bad by Lovren and Matip pic.twitter.com/aLzlfb8jaC
— Jack (@SumptuousSadio) March 6, 2018
Matip is abysmal
— . (@BaccaIieri) March 6, 2018
Matip can’t start on Saturday, too unreliable
— Takeshi Kovacs (@CertifiedTai_) March 6, 2018
Been saying it for ages .. Matip is a joke..Lovren takes the fall for his inadequate positioning, not saying Lovren is perfect cos he ain’t .. but defo the better of the two.. and Robertson pisses all over Moreno
— Andy Staunton (@chimp8471) March 6, 2018
— Rachael Irwin (@RIrwin08) March 6, 2018
Matip is shaky and not the same this season. Lovren has been a better partner with Van Dijk over all if you see the last few games they played together. Solid.
— Moby LFC Scout (@MobyHaque) March 6, 2018
Literally the only thing to take from that half of football was Matip not helping his chances of starting Saturday (but then, I don't think he was going to anyway)
— Clark Cauthon (@BurtMacklinSOB) March 6, 2018
I'm never really that negative in such a good situation but why was Matip ever aloud on a football pitch
— Tay (@Cxrragher) March 6, 2018
Matip is shit lmao. Whatever happened to him i'll never know.
— MJ (@SalahsLeftFoot) March 6, 2018
Lovren and Matip together is woeful
— Paddy (@AnfieldPyro) March 6, 2018
Professional half up until now.
Saving energy, not risking anything.
Matip's been shocking though. Too many times he's let the ball go past him.
— As You Were (@MaterialisticFC) March 6, 2018
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