‘He was not impressed!’ Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson’s stunned reaction to being hit on the head by substitute Joel Matip triggers amusement on social media as Reds celebrated Roberto Firmino’s goal
Fans on social media reacted amusingly to Jordan Henderson’s bemused look when he was playfully hit on the head by Liverpool substitute Joel Matip on Wednesday night.
The Reds were enduring a tricky night against Inter Milan in the Champions League last-16 first-leg before Roberto Firmino’s glancing header broke the deadlock at the San Siro.
And as the Liverpool players were celebrating on the side of the pitch, captain Henderson was tapped on the head – perhaps a tad too hard – by centre back Matip, triggering a stern look from the midfielder in the direction of his team-mate.
Jordan Henderson reacted with confusion after being playfully hit on the head by Joel Matip
Mo Salah scored Liverpool’s second goal shortly after to give Jurgen Klopp’s side a commanding 2-0 lead heading into the second-leg at Anfield in three weeks time.
Yet the clip of Henderson’s reaction did not 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: ‘Watched it about 5 times, couldn’t stop laughing’ and finally, one made a reference towards Henderson’s reaction, saying: ‘Hendo was not impressed.’
Despite the 2-0 lead at the half-time stage in the tie, Reds boss Klopp warned against complacency when Liverpool host Inter on March 8.
Henderson’s reaction did not go unnoticed online, with fans finding the situation amusing
‘It is still dangerous,’ Klopp said. ‘It is only half-time. We don’t feel like we are halfway through. We will have to be ready for it. They are good – really good! 2-0 feels like a proper half-time. I don’t say ‘job done, put your legs on the table.’ Why should I think different about it now?
‘We defended really well – the way that we like to win the ball. You have to defend with passion and organisation. It was really strong challenge (from Inter) but it would be silly if you didn’t defend well. It means a lot to us, this competition, and we want to do well in it.
‘This is a difficult place to come. They are a very, very confident opponent. They played real smart balls, they have this deep last line and in the beginning we did very well. I was not surprised – they are good. We know that. We have to be ready for the second half.’
Jurgen Klopp warned Liverpool’s players there is still much work to be done in the last-16 tie
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