Despite Liverpool coming back from behind against Burnley with Roberto Firmino’s brace and a goal from Sadio Mane, it wasn’t enough to stop their fans from tearing into Joel Matip, who had a terrible performance in the first half.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker was at fault for the Burnley’s opening goal, but it was Matip who put the ball out for the corner in the first place, when he really did not need to.
Matip, who at a point in time was always calm and composed at the back, was not in his best day for Liverpool in the opening 45 minutes today, and the Reds supporters took to Twitter tearing into him for what they deemed to be a poor performance.
Today’s win against Sean Dyche’s side saw Liverpool reduce the gap to league leaders Manchester City back to just one point.
If Liverpool are to win the league, however, every single one of their players will have to improve upon their performances today, none more so than Matip.
Here are some of the best tweets from Liverpool fans, slating the former Schalke man for his display at Anfield today…
Matip is a terrible defender.
— king Bjorn (@SeGzyB19) March 10, 2019
Live scenes of Joel Matip and Peter Crouch contesting in the air pic.twitter.com/f0fCJgWHFM
— jayk (@JakeThxmpson) March 10, 2019
Goal out of nothing. Matip ?
— Rahul (@Kuiifje) March 10, 2019
What was Matip doing?!?!?!? Absolute clown
— HansO (@hansothechef) March 10, 2019
Why did Matip head it out for a corner!!!?
— GJ-LFC (@Tha_Gman) March 10, 2019
Matip shouldn't have given that corner away either. Always those innocuous stupid ones that end up in goals.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) March 10, 2019
Matip is one of the most docile defenders ever! I’d personally play Fabinho & VVD together! #LFCBUR
— Luke Hodge (@HodgeLuke) March 10, 2019
Matip does not help his cause at all. Silly mistakes
— Omoruyi B Odigie (@Omoruyi) March 10, 2019
For every bad decision Joel Matip makes it costs Liverpool a goal.. That’s how poor he is
— Gazprom (@Gazprom2018) March 10, 2019