It was another late win for Liverpool, with Joel Matip‘s goal causing celebrations of euphoria and relief at Anfield after bouncing back from a performance that was described as a “horror show.”
The Reds had to put in an improved performance on Tuesday night after the nightmare that was Napoli six days previous, and while the win come at the death, it was duly deserved.
The celebrations for the latter were joyous and you could sense the relief in the air after coming close to the prospect of heading into a 17-day break without a win to carry us through.
Here are four things fans noticed after the valuable victory in the Champions League.
9 years ago…the shock!
— May (@May26LFC) September 14, 2022
Matip’s goal sparked celebrations that were long overdue and while he now has ten goals for Liverpool, Tuesday night’s was his first in the Champions League.
It wasn’t a bad time to get it but his, and Virgil van Dijk‘s shock, at learning it was Matip’s first goal in the competition in nine years is brilliant.
“That’s a long time ago! Oh my god!” – that’s one way to put it.
Before his goal against Ajax, Matip’s last one in the competition came back in December 2013 while he was with Schalke.
One of the best things following a frenzied goal celebration is going back and watching the reactions of different players each and every time, it never disappoints.
— The Liverpool Way (@theliverpoolway) September 14, 2022
Love Joel Matip’s big kick the advertising board celebration
Great let offpic.twitter.com/ArHiMbTQEc
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) September 13, 2022
We love the madness of what a Matip goal creates.
Love for the Greek Scouser
A creative outlet at one end and defensively sound at the other, you certainly have an argument if he was your Man of the Match:
Tsimikas was quietly brilliant there tonight. Wouldn’t be in any rush to take him out the team if he continues to perform like that.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) September 13, 2022
— Michael Reid (@michael_reid11) September 13, 2022
Possibly Tsimikas best game since we signed him, was genuinely flawless
— Gregoris Gkousis (@Gregoris96_YNWA) September 13, 2022
Kostas killer krosses and his work rate makes him motm for me. Thiago outstanding too but the Greek Scouser was brilliant.
— Skippy Johnston ? (@LukeAFoley) September 13, 2022
Crazy Tsimikas stat of the day:
Liverpool have scored from a set piece in 7 of his last 9 starts. pic.twitter.com/dlkKDm8J15
— El Mans (@el_mansfield) September 14, 2022
I mean, just look at his passion alone…
— Saqib Mahmood (@SaqMahmood25) September 13, 2022
Those Thiago things…
— ° (@lfcMuh) September 13, 2022
Don’t really need many words for this, Thiago‘s magic says it all…
— Erik Elias (@erikelias_) September 14, 2022
Katching up with Kostas…
Tsimikas has had extraordinary attacking output from LB this season and last for Liverpool (well, maybe not so extraordinary by their fullbacks' standards). He's also a pretty avid defender and outstanding in 1v1s on the ball, quite good tackling, too. pic.twitter.com/mQBFlVyvBF
— smarterscout (@smarterscout) September 14, 2022
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) September 13, 2022
What a player.