Jordan Henderson gave Joel Matip a stern look after the defender whacked him on the head during Liverpool’s celebrations following their first goal on Wednesday night – and social media has been lapping up the amusing encounter.
During the first-leg of the round of 16 Champions League match, Inter Milan managed to keep the Reds at bay until 75 minutes when Roberto Firmino opened the scoring for the away side at the San Siro, a superb glancing header into the bottom corner giving his side the lead.
But as Liverpool celebrated by the sideline, substitute Matip donked Henderson on the head, who then shot the defender a grumpy look.
Fans on social media reacted to the incident.
One said: “I love Joel Matip. What a character. Hendos look though.”
Another said: “Out of context Joel Matip strikes again.”
A third, however, did not see the funny side: “Matip does it all the time when joining goal celebrations. Never seen anyone complaining. Henderson needs to take it easy. Captain or no Captain. He looks too serious.”
Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool's second goal eight minutes later to secure the win for Jurgen Klopp's men.
The second-leg will take place at Anfield in three weeks' time.
Despite the 2-0 win, Klopp warned his side against complacency, saying that a 2-0 win still does not mean that the job is done. “It is still dangerous,” Klopp said in a press conference afterwards.
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“'It is only half-time. We don't feel like we are halfway through. We will have to be ready for it. They are good – really good! 2-0 feels like a proper half-time. I don't say 'job done, put your legs on the table.' Why should I think different about it now?”
“We defended really well – the way that we like to win the ball. You have to defend with passion and organisation. It was really strong challenge (from Inter) but it would be silly if you didn't defend well. It means a lot to us, this competition, and we want to do well in it.
“This is a difficult place to come. They are a very, very confident opponent. They played real smart balls, they have this deep last line and in the beginning, we did very well. I was not surprised – they are good. We know that. We have to be ready for the second half.”
Liverpool face Norwich at home on Saturday as they look to catch up to leaders Manchester City in the Premier League.
The Reds are nine points behind Pep Guardiola’s men with a game in hand.
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