16 times Liverpool’s Joel Matip was the funniest player in the world
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.
“Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I got into this situation.”
Joel Matip really loves Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kicks 😂 pic.twitter.com/jRKWZkASlA
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 19, 2020
He should probably stick to the day job.
— No Context Joël Matip (@NoContextJMatip) September 7, 2019
He is really is a walking meme.
Matip’s walk😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ZukoUdO4Z4
— h (@hupreme) January 5, 2018
Angry walk x2
This is even better than the original.
yo Matip's angry walk to confront the referee after Richarlison's red has me dyingpic.twitter.com/vNCcwM93Pk
— amadí (@amadoit__) October 19, 2020
We’ve all been there.
— No Context Joël Matip (@NoContextJMatip) January 28, 2020
Never change, Joel.
I need to know why Joel Matip is the way he is.
— Sam. (@SamAIex) November 30, 2020
Don’t forget the ball.
— No Context Joël Matip (@NoContextJMatip) May 21, 2020
We have no idea why this is so funny but it just is.
— zima (@maaadcow) February 28, 2020
He should probably leave this to the forwards.
— No Context Joël Matip (@NoContextJMatip) September 6, 2019
He’s unintentionally hilarious.
Joel Matip 🤣 pic.twitter.com/67Tgx2Y3i4
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) November 9, 2020
Matip even stole the show during Liverpool’s title celebrations.
— No Context Joël Matip (@NoContextJMatip) August 12, 2020
“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.
— World's best Goalkeeper 🇧🇷🔴 (@Al1sson_Becker) August 16, 2019
He’s just a really big kid.
— No Context Joël Matip (@NoContextJMatip) September 12, 2019
Matip goes through a real range of emotions in just 10 seconds.
Joel Matip’s tantrum’s are wayyy too funny 😂😭😂😭😂 pic.twitter.com/JAOksrGGky
— Zac Bell (@ZacLBell) January 23, 2018
We’ve watched this on repeat at least 100 times.
— No Context Joël Matip (@NoContextJMatip) September 3, 2019
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.
Joel Matip is a legend. pic.twitter.com/hUIeLs7deD
— Craig Williams (@williamscraig85) January 21, 2021