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Jurgen Klopp's side won 2-0 away at the San Siro in the Champions League round of 16 first leg against Inter Milan, with Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah scoring in quick succession late in the second half.
Firmino, who entered the fray at half-time broke the deadlock in the entertaining clash with a header from Harvey Elliott's corner in the 75th minute.
The Liverpool players all rushed to celebrate and embraced in a huddle. Substitute Matip was warming up nearby and used the opportunity to playfully smack Henderson.
Henderson had his back to the Cameroonian, who produced a few slaps to his teammates' heads.
But the England international's facial expression was an absolute picture. While Matip was stood there laughing, Henderson did not see the funny side and cracked a death stare before appearing to let out an expletive.
Matip whacks Hendo on the head.— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) February 16, 2022
Hendo gives him the death stare.
Joel Matip: pic.twitter.com/yIQqZ8Wzb2
Matip's antics garnered a lot of reaction on social media, with Reds legend Jamie Carragher admitting his slap was his "highlight of the night" and tagging the hilarious No Context Joel Matip Twitter account.
The Jordan Henderson stare vs the Joel Matip smile 😂 pic.twitter.com/hhO3RYXY0M— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) February 16, 2022
Jordan Henderson has removed Joel Matip from the Liverpool WhatsApp group. pic.twitter.com/WvoOvs8ben— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 16, 2022
Joel Matip slapped the heads of a few of his teammates celebrating that goal and Henderson was FUMING lmao pic.twitter.com/bGENNVQ6sI— Ste McG (@TheNoveltyAct) February 16, 2022
I think Joel Matip slapped Henderson on his bald part on the head and he lost memory for a second 🤣🤣— 𝐅𝐚𝐛 ❁ (@Justo_lfc) February 16, 2022
Jordan Henderson said "don't fuckin hit me like that" after Joel matip slapped his head celebrating lol. 😂— Tfishy23 (@tfishy23) February 16, 2022
Did anyone see the 1st goal celebration when Joel Matip tapped Henderson on the head & Henderson got confused thinking who the fuck is tapping me on the head 😂🤣— ḯ Ꝛ ★★★★★★ (@iR699) February 16, 2022
We haven't seen a look like that from Henderson since he stared deep into the soul of Diego Costa during a meeting between Chelsea and Liverpool in 2015.
The pair had a feisty battle in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg and there was one moment where Costa squared up to the former Sunderland midfielder.
But Henderson backed himself and did not flinch, glaring at the striker.
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