Liverpool might have won their second consecutive game 3-0, this time against Maribor in the UEFA Champions League, but there still was time for some fans to have a pop at a player.
With Dejan Lovren not featuring for us since his high-profile errors in the game against Tottenham and then the rather disturbing death threats his family received, it seems the brunt of the ire was faced by Lovren’s partner, Joel Matip.
The former Schalke man has regularly been our best defender in recent games but this time around, it is a little strange as to why he was being picked on. Matip might have had a couple of poor games but he wasn’t the worst player in the win over Maribor, not that many of our players played poorly.
Twitter was filled with a number of negative reactions on the Cameroon defender and here are a few of them.
matip is nowhere near good enough. Avoids criticism coz of how bad lovren has been. Far to weak in the tackle and in the air
— Kop1te (@Kop1te2) November 3, 2017
Lovren takes the stick but people slowly realising how poor Matip really is.
— Peter McCluskey (@redpmac) November 2, 2017
This time last season we was raving about how good Matip is. He’s been average since. We need 2 CB going forward.
— Kloppite (@PeteKopite) November 1, 2017
Matip been rubbish this season so far. Need to sign VVD & Koulibaly in January.
— Eathen.. (@Eathen_1892) November 1, 2017
Matip beaten easily twice in 2 mins. If thats Lovren, he gets destroyed. Not a mention of it on here now is Matip #LFC
— Gavin (@GavlarLFC) November 1, 2017
Matip isn’t as bad as Lovren, but he’s not top level. Serviceable. Need two centre backs
— Steve McVeigh (@SteveMcVeigh123) November 1, 2017
Matip has been awful…… for weeks and weeks.
— Fenners (@bfenners17) November 1, 2017
Me, trying to work out why Matip is so bad at offensive headers. pic.twitter.com/wq4bNEddFe
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) November 1, 2017
Joel Matip used up all his aerial prowess in one single header at Crystal Palace last season
— Misomaniac (@KopBlock205) November 1, 2017
I’ve watched an almost unhealthy amount of football and I can’t remember a cb as bad at heading a football as Joel Matip
— Anton (@Antonstotle) November 1, 2017
Matip needs a kick in the balls & get fired up or something.
He’s so passive, calm, weak & not arsed.
He should be dominant!
— LFC4LIFE (@LFC4LIFENET) November 1, 2017