Date: 6th November 2018 at 10:15pm
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Many Liverpool fans on social media heavily criticised defender Joel Matip for his performance during the 2-0 loss to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night.

The 27-year-old centre-back was handed a rare chance to start a game by Jurgen Klopp but by the time the final whistle blew a section of Reds supporters appeared to make it very clear that they didn’t think the manager made the right call.

One Reds fan tweeted that Matip was finished as he was not good enough for the club, while another claimed that they never wanted to see the defender featured for the side again.

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It’s no surprise that Matip is being absolutely torn to shreds on social media. Some fans are being rather comical with the way they dish their criticism, the tweet below describing him as a giraffe with no brain is a particular highlight, while others are just plain fed up with him. Matip struggled during the clash with Red Star and look really shaky at the back. While Klopp no doubt wanted to hand the centre-back a chance to impress, he will probably not make that mistake again anytime soon. The centre-back was paired alongside Virgil van Dijk in the heart of the Reds’ defence on Tuesday and that partnership has never looked like working. The defensive duo simply don’t complement each others’ style of play and it tends to see both struggle to deliver the performance their ability is capable of. However a poor game for Van Dijk at the moment, sees him make a few mistakes but also standout for the right reasons at times. Whereas a bad game for Matip makes him look more likely to be heading for a career in a lower division rather than one that sees him play Champions League or Premier League football on a regular basis.

Live 4 Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets below: