The first half in Cardiff was a bit nervy, yet the Reds rebounded in the other half to win 2-0 and finish the job for the day. Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League.
Georginio Wijnaldum repaid the faith Klopp has been showing in him by starting him. Van-Dijk’s compatriot opened the scoring for the Reds in the second half before Milner’s penalty settled any nerves in the last ten minutes.
However, Joel Matip who has seized the opportunity that has come his way by an injury to Gomez; is being targeted by some fans. Here’s a few examples from social media:
Matip is a joke what’s he doing there #LFC
— James!' (@jameskay01) April 21, 2019
Shocking that by Matip and Trent to give Cardiff that opportunity.
— Ian Swindlehurst (@Swurst11) April 21, 2019
— Andy Phillips (@_AndyDP) April 21, 2019
Trent and Matip looking so shaky
— Akeem (@Akzyy) April 21, 2019
For a guy of Matip’s size he is very weak in 1v1 physical battles..
— Mo Salah you little dancer 🕺🏼🇪🇬 (@WEAREL1VERPOOL) April 21, 2019
Matip has started horrendously.
— Big Otto (@whatthecus5) April 21, 2019
Not the best day at the office for one of our players, but still 3 points and a clean sheet. Cut the guys some slack folks!