Liverpool just about managed to secure the three points against Sheffield United in the Premier League this afternoon thanks to a fortunate volleyed effort from Dutch midfielder Gini Wijnaldum.
You can watch that strike which proved to be the winning goal by clicking here.
The Reds were under pressure for much of the match thanks to their own missed chances. Sadio Mane could have easily secured a brace or even a hat-trick, while Mo Salah was given no time on the ball whatsoever and had an off day.
One man, though, stood out above all the rest when it comes to the best player on the pitch according to many supporters.
Joel Matip was a key reason the Reds managed to secure a clean sheet against Oliver McBurnie and co. This is how Reds fans reacted to the Cameroonian’s showing on Twitter.
Right so when do we seriously classify Joel Matip as world class
— Roscoe (@shaw_bailey) September 28, 2019
Since the start of 2019, Joel Matip has been our best player.
Unreal yet again. pic.twitter.com/9tuJ49rsKD
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) September 22, 2019
Joel Matip is unreal. Absolute rock
— 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (@chloe08625351) September 28, 2019
Should've had an assist to cap it off as well.. Both him and Matip were fucking incredible https://t.co/3NS4kASl4D
— A🏆🏆🏆F🏆🏆🏆I (@MasalaPapi) September 28, 2019
Along with Virgil van Dijk, the pair did brilliantly well this afternoon. It was a welcome clean sheet and a 16th consecutive Premier League win for the Reds.