Jordan Henderson’s stunned reaction to being punched in the head by Joel Matip sparks online fun
“He was not impressed!” Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson’s stunned reaction to being hit in the head by substitute Joel Matip sparks social media fun as the Reds celebrate Roberto Firmino’s goal
Fans on social media reacted amusingly to Jordan Henderson’s puzzled look when he was hit in the head by Liverpool substitute Joel Matip on Wednesday night.
The Reds were going through a tricky night against Inter Milan in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 before Roberto Firmino’s header broke the deadlock at San Siro.
And as the Liverpool players partied to the side of the pitch, captain Henderson was tapped on the head – perhaps a bit too hard – by centre-back Matip, prompting a stern look from midfield in the direction of of his teammate.
Jordan Henderson reacted in confusion after being hit in the head by Joel Matip
Mo Salah scored Liverpool’s second goal shortly after to give Jurgen Klopp’s side a 2-0 lead ahead of the return leg at Anfield in three weeks.
Still, the clip of Henderson’s reaction didn’t go unnoticed on social media, with fans finding the situation amusing to say the least.
One fan said, “The genuinely confused look on Hendo’s face is everything,” while another said, “Matip is a clown.”
Another social media user said “I watched it about 5 times I couldn’t stop laughing” and finally one referenced Henderson’s reaction saying “Hendo n was not impressed.”
Despite the 2-0 half-time lead in the draw, Reds boss Klopp has warned against complacency when Liverpool host Inter on March 8.
Henderson’s reaction didn’t go unnoticed online, with fans finding the situation amusing
“It’s always dangerous,” Klopp said. “It’s only half time. We don’t feel like we’re halfway there. We’ll have to be ready for that. They’re good – really good! 2-0 looks like a real half time. I’m not saying “the job is done, put your legs on the table”. Why should I think any differently now?
“We defended very well – the way we like to win the ball. You have to defend with passion and organization. It was a very big challenge (from Inter) but it would be silly not to defend well. It means a lot to us, this competition, and we want to do well in it.
“It’s a tough place to come. He’s a very, very confident opponent. They played real smart balls, they got that deep last line and early on we did really well. I was not surprised – they are good. We know that. We have to be ready for the second half.
Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool players there is still a lot of work to do in the Round of 16