Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Matip display v West Brom
By Dominic Toner
Joel Matip played 90 minutes in the victory against West Brom – and Liverpool supporters praised the defender on Twitter for his performance.
The Reds earned a 2-1 win in the Premier League on Saturday and continued their impressive start to the season.
Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho scored first-half goals to put Liverpool in control, but Gareth McAuley set up a nervous finish at Anfield.
The result means that the Merseyside club climb to second in the league table and are only behind leaders Arsenal on goal difference.
Liverpool fans were highly complimentary of Matip and believe he has been a great addition to the team.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@LFC Joel matip motm without a doubt
— ryLAD (@Big_Ryy) October 22, 2016
I was so excited when we signed Matip, glad to see that he's been smashing it ????????
— Josh (@MakeUsDreamLFC5) October 22, 2016
— ✨Mo Sohail YNWA✨ (@1980Sohail) October 22, 2016
Love Matip. Nothing better than a player who beasts his position without breaking sweat!! #LFC
— Mike (@Mikelfc_84) October 22, 2016
Joel Matip on a free transfer. Signing of the summer easily. Absolute bargain. #LFC
— Anton Clarke (@AntonClarke1) October 22, 2016
Joel Matip is one of best centre backs in the Premier League Jurgen Klopp is a genius for signing him on a free. #LFC
— Jake☄️ (@SimplyClyne) October 22, 2016
Joel Matip is boss #LFC
— Sam (@Sam_B180) October 22, 2016
Crazy how good Matip is!! #LFC
— Daniel Meldgaard (@BoonSaints) October 22, 2016
Joel Matip has been an excellent signing for us. We've missed that composure at the back since Hyypia was in his prime. #LFC
— Imaad Bajwa (@Iddy234) October 22, 2016
Matip, 25, moved to Anfield in the summer on a free transfer and has enjoyed a great start for the club.
The Cameroon international has struck a formidable partnership alongside Dejan Lovren and they have been a regular feature in Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The centre-back has now made nine appearances for Liverpool and is continuing to impress the club’s supporters.
He previously impressed at his former team Schalke, making 258 appearances after graduating from the club’s academy, but is now experiencing his first taste of English football.
In other Liverpool team news, Klopp has provided an interesting answer to conceding a late goal against West Brom.