During last night’s Champions League clash between Napoli and Liverpool, Reds supporter @Kloppholic on Twitter got people talking with an assessment of some players at those clubs.
A back two of Van Dijk and Koulibaly, with Fabinho in front and Alisson behind genuinely wouldn't concede a goal…
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) September 17, 2019
Fabinho impressed at the base of Liverpool’s midfield, winning six tackles and completing 62 of his 65 passes for a 95.4% success rate. [via WhoScored.com]
Van Dijk’s misplaced pass led to Napoli’s second goal in stoppage time but prior to that he had made eight clearances and won three aerial duels, as per WhoScored.com.
Napoli defender Koulibaly won two tackles, made two interceptions and recorded five clearances in his team’s 2-0 victory last night, with former Liverpool defender Phil Babb telling Sky Sports‘ The Debate that his performance was “a masterclass“.
Despite the 28-year-old‘s excellent display for the Serie A side, these Liverpool fans on Twitter feel that Reds centre-back Joel Matip is an even better defender:
We have Matip. Koulibaly is overrated..
— Luppis (@Luppakorva_) September 17, 2019
Matip might be better than Koulibaly. He's already been skinned twice this match.
— Peter Lucan (@PeterLucianoxD) September 17, 2019
I’m sorry mate, but i’ll choose matip all the way
— Nomorewar (@ampasstahu) September 17, 2019
Matip > Koulibaly
— Leo (@leobabter) September 17, 2019
This types of tweets give me headache. I was very close to unfollowing you. Respect Matip
— inzamamul hoque (@inzamamhq) September 17, 2019
I’m happy with what we have man. Matip has been astonishing. Why change him if he has flawless until now.
— Galo A. Vargas (@gavcnet) September 17, 2019
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