16 times Liverpool’s Joel Matip was the funniest player in the world

Quick Reads

As well as winning the Champions League and the Premier League, Joel Matip has also been able to provide Liverpool fans with plenty of entertainment. 

Matip has been a brilliant defender for the Reds when fully fit, but he’s also delighted fans with his bizarre behaviour and hilarious antics.

We’ve collected 15 of his funniest moments on and off the pitch since joining Liverpool in 2016.

All smiles

*Record scratch*

*Freeze frame*

“Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I got into this situation.”


He should probably stick to the day job.

Angry walk

He is really is a walking meme.

Angry walk x2

This is even better than the original.


We’ve all been there.


Never change, Joel.

Training x2

Don’t forget the ball.


We have no idea why this is so funny but it just is.


He should probably leave this to the forwards.


He’s unintentionally hilarious.


Matip even stole the show during Liverpool’s title celebrations.

Super Cup

“I don’t know! There was no special plan for it,” Matip told the club’s official site when asked about his now iconic celebration.

”It’s funny and I think I make a lot of people laugh, so it’s not too bad. I can laugh about myself, that’s absolutely no problem. I’m looking at this and I say, ‘Ah, that’s quite funny.’

”If somebody else would do it, I would also laugh. I would have no problem to laugh about me. I can laugh about some things when other people do something, but I can also laugh about myself.”

Good on ya, Joel.

Jurgen Klopp

He’s just a really big kid.


Matip goes through a real range of emotions in just 10 seconds.


We’ve watched this on repeat at least 100 times.

Burnley x2

Ashley Barnes can get under anyone’s skin.

We don’t think there’s another player around that would react to his antics quite like this, though.

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