Liverpool turned their 100% start to the season from a brilliant one to a record-breaking one yesterday when they made it seven wins from seven games as they overcame Southampton 3-0 at Anfield. Joel Matip made his first start of the season, coming in for Joe Gomez, and he marked it with a thumping header to double The Reds lead on 21 minutes.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 22 September 2018
Most of the fans weren’t best pleased when they saw Gomez had been dropped in favour of the Cameroonian defender, however, when Matip rose above the Southampton defence to power home a header there were little complaints. Matip could just give Jurgen Klopp a selection headache as his and Gomez’s form both warrant a place next to Virgil van Dijk, then with Dejan Lovren still to be added it could be tough for Klopp.
Liverpool look like title winners and to win the league they’ll need to have more than just a good eleven. In the past, the team’s that win the Premier League have class throughout their squad and The Reds certainly have that. Matip, Gomez, van Dijk and Lovren all provide top options at the heart of the Anfield defence and whilst they’re still to taste defeat, conceding just two goals in their six Premier League games, it’s hard to argue with the quality The Kopites have at the back.
You can see what the Liverpool fans had to say about Matip here:
What a guy
— Liverpool GFN (@LiverpoolGFN) September 22, 2018
BETTER THAN GOMEZ
— ً (@FutboIVirgil) September 22, 2018
Bullet header. Great Goal.
— Μιχαλη Michael (@mike_aelara) September 22, 2018
— DBW (@dimastagor) September 22, 2018
— NK_8 (@Nasty_Naby) 22 September 2018
This is what we call depth.
— Defre Thole Fredrick (@DefreThole) September 22, 2018
Announce the league
— She’s a red (@farhanacm) September 22, 2018
The Reds loved seeing Matip back on the pitch and amongst the goals and they’ll likely be seeing more of him after his performance.