By Tom Blackburn
Liverpool fans have voiced their discontent at Dele Alli on Twitter after what they saw as a petulant display in the 1-1 draw against Tottenham on Saturday.
The midfielder had a heated exchange late on in the White Hart Lane with Liverpool midfielder Roberto Firmino, with some fans accusing the England international of a deliberate stamp.
Alli, restored to the Tottenham starting XI after being a substitute in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace last Saturday, had a poor game and picked up a yellow card shortly after the spat with Firmino for kicking the ball away.
It’s not the first time this season Alli has struggled to make an impact, and Spurs fans will be hoping he lives up to the promise of last season.
The 20-year-old was one of the shining lights for Spurs as they pushed for the 2015-16 Premier League title, and he was crowned PFA Young Player of the Year.
Liverpool fans weren’t impressed with what they saw and vented on Twitter shortly after full-time.
Here are a selection of their messages:
Starting to dislike Dele Alli though, he's sly little dirt bag.
— Jonny Alves (@JonnyLFC93) August 27, 2016
What a little rubbish Dele Alli is!!! Hope he gets cited for stomping on Firmino's ankle
— Deb LFC (@Durban_Debz) August 27, 2016
Dele Alli is a little rat! #LFC
— Ross Mount (@Ross_Mount) August 27, 2016
Delli Alli. Nasty little shi*house. Good player usually tho #LFC
— Richard Roberts (@Dalglish_28) August 27, 2016
— Lee (@filko) August 27, 2016
Dele alli thinks he's hard.
— Ryan (@LFC_Ryan27) August 27, 2016
How Spurs finished with 11 on the pitch I will never know. Dele Alli and Lamela are horrible and should been been sent off #TOTLIV
— AnnieLFC (@Annie_LFC) August 27, 2016
— Andy Quey (@andy_quey) August 27, 2016
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