Klopp made it clear after the match that he was delighted with the centre-back's finish against the Whites.
As quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, the 54-year-old told LiverpoolFC.com the following: "You remember Mo's goal from Trent's cross at Leeds? Today was a similar situation, it gave Joel the chance on that right side to step in, that was his duty. He did that this time and it was absolutely great."
"It's not possible in all games or needed in all games but against Leeds it was possible. He got the full reward for it."
Liverpool ended up defeating Leeds United 6-0.
“In a personal way it is good that I had no injuries so far. I hope it will stay like this and yeah, to play with this team, everybody is lifting each other up. To be there on the pitch, to play for Liverpool, it’s just great.” #awlive [lfc] pic.twitter.com/rmqc28QsDl
Anfield Watch Verdict
Matip is a defender by trade. But, we have seen several times this season that he is capable of putting his foot on the ball and driving at the opposition defence.
Therefore, we weren't completely shocked to see him play a one-two pass with Salah before finding the back of the net.
Mind you, we did not know that Matip possessed such a delicate finish in his locker.
On another note, the centre-back has been solid for Liverpool this season. Matip has been averaging a WhoScored player rating of 7.18 (29 appearances) across the 2021-22 club campaign.
Matip has been able to stay fit in recent times. The 30-year-old has suffered a lot of injuries in the past.
With that being the case, hopefully Matip can stay on the park for the remainder of the season. He is a crucial cog in Klopp's side.