Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip is known for his mazy runs forward on the ball from deep but they generally end up with him either delivering an errant pass or a tame shot at goal.
During a training session yesterday, though, the 30-year-old showed what he is capable of by rounding the keeper and putting the ball into the back of the net:
Love that, Joel! 👌
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 9, 2022
Supporters on Twitter are hoping that Matip will manage to replicate his actions in a competitive match for the Reds one day:
It’s only a matter of time before he does this in a match
— Josh (@JoshCF_) February 9, 2022
Puskas on its way to him when he does.🤣
— Ross🏴 🏆19🏆6🏆 (@RossArmstrong8) February 9, 2022
— harry dawson ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (@_harrydawson) February 9, 2022
One day soon Matip is going to do this in a match and it’ll be candidate for goal of the season
— Jo Dani (@jodyndaniels) February 9, 2022
That Worldie Goal is coming soon isn’t it ⌛️
— Anfield Miracle (@kop_miracle) February 9, 2022
Play him upfront against Norwich in the Cup
— Kene✍🏼 (@Its_Kene) February 9, 2022
Watching Salah on daily basis giving this vibes to Matip 😂😂
— Vijayadurga Vasan (@Durga_LFC) February 9, 2022
This man can play as a CF and I’m damn serious about it
— Darren (@drnvl96) February 9, 2022
he’s gonna score from one of his runs very soon.
— 𝒂𝒅𝒆 🦋 (@nolitadee) February 9, 2022
The day Matip decides to shoot, it will be a cracker🔥
— Hayy-bo (@ngingu_penuel) February 9, 2022
Matip clearly has talent on the ball and it is surprising how many teams allow him to roam forward deep into enemy territory pretty much unchallenged.
Perhaps it is because they don’t deem him much of a threat, but if he does go all the way and score one of these days, you can bet that opponents will keep a better eye on him in the future!