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These Liverpool fans were in awe of Joel Matip last night

These Liverpool fans were in awe of Joel Matip last night

Liverpool welcomed Napoli to Anfield last night knowing that a 1-0 win would seal their place in the knockout phase of the Champions League, and that’s exactly what they did. 

Carlo Ancelotti is one of the most highly decorated managers in the history of European football, but Jurgen Klopp once again proved he has what it takes to thrive on the biggest stage of all by masterminding a narrow win over Napoli.

It was another historic evening of European football to remember at Anfield, and it was one which will be remembered for Alisson’s late heroics to deny Arkadiusz Milik.

But while Alisson will sweep the plaudits the performance of Joel Matip will largely go under the radar.

However, there were plenty of supporters on Twitter who were eager to highlight the brilliance of the Cameroon international, with another assured performance alongside Virgil Van Dijk really catching the eye.

Matip has been heavily scrutinised in the past for his languid approach, particularly since the emergence of Joe Gomez but, judging by the reaction on Twitter, it’s fair to say he shifted popular opinion against Napoli.

Incredibly solid, commanding in the air and assured in possession, Matip staked a strong claim for a regular spot in Liverpool’s back-four when it mattered most.

Here’s what the Liverpool fans had to say about Matip’s performance last night…

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