When people have only one child, they may say:
“You’re our favorite child.”
Well likewise here, from Joël Matip…
The very best assist of the Champions League final.
It’s not often that an assist gets added to a player’s Wikipedia page.
And not often that Joël Matip gets any assist at all.
Joël Matip's 87th minute assist for Divock Origi was the 15th of his career, and his first for Liverpool.
— The Tactical Times (@Tactical_Times) June 2, 2019
Or that Divock Origi would score the cherry-on-the-cake winning goal.
If I had been told Origi would score in a UCL Final with Matip getting the assist I would've smacked you.
— ben 🇮🇪🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@bhoug_11) June 1, 2019
If you told me at the start of the season Joel Matip would assist Divock Origi the winning goal in the Champions League Final I would of laughed in your face
— Josh Hughes (@Josh_Hughes2005) June 15, 2019
Not often, either, that Liverpool wins the whole Champions League. After finishing eighth in the EPL just three years ago.
Or that we have an all-England final on our hands.
With Tottenham, of all teams, the other improbable contender.
If you would of told me 10 years ago that Liverpool v Tottenham in a UCL final, Chelsea v Arsenal in a Europa League Final, City v Watford in a FA Cup Final and United playing for 6th with OGS and Ashley Young as Captain…..I would of told you you're drunk
— Nick Bruce (@NickBruce66) May 8, 2019
In one of those if you would’ve told me a year ago kind of years.
When conventional wisdom retreats sheepishly into exile.
When it goes Matip to Origi, and in.
The final assist, and final goal of this great season.
That finish. Those angles. The reaction. 😍
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 15, 2019
With a trophy on the way home to Anfield.