Liverpool fans destroy 22-year-old on Twitter for display against Plymouth
By Alex Stevens
Emre Can was the only Liverpool player retained in the starting XI for their FA Cup clash against Plymouth on Sunday – and fans took to Twitter to pan his display.
The central midfielder, 22, played 63 minutes of the 0-0 draw against the League Two side at Anfield before being replaced by striker Daniel Sturridge.
Can was one of few experienced players in the youngest side fielded by Liverpool in their entire history, as Jurgen Klopp named five teenagers in his starting XI.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn, Ojie Evaria, Sheyi Ojo and Joe Gomez joined the more regular first-team men in what was a disappointing display by the home side.
Supporters were particularly frustrated by the performance of Germany international Can, with many claiming that he had underperformed for the third consecutive match.
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Others criticised him for failing to produce the goods against opposition from the fourth tier of English football.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
So looks like Emre Can (t) has shown up again today.
What’s going on with him!?#LFC
— Tree Fiddy (@mahockey1) January 8, 2017
Can lumbering off like the big lummox that he is. #lfc
— RedReaction (@Red_Reaction) January 8, 2017
Glad he’s dragged Can off, another poor show from him #lfc
— Rickers1.0 (@KieranRickerby) January 8, 2017
I can’t believe Rodgers passed on dele alli for emre can! Absolute crap! #LFC
— Abdussalam (@akh_Abdul) January 8, 2017
Oh and Emre Can needs a kick up the arse as he’s been shocking past 3 games?? #LFC
— Jamie (@JamieJabbs) January 8, 2017
#LFC is there no chance of Emre Chan transferring out, freaking useless!
— Alan (@asmookster) January 8, 2017
— Jürgen (@garymac21) January 8, 2017
Liverpool are now set for a replay at Home Park in 10 days’ time as their fixture list becomes even more crammed in what will be a busy January.
The Premier League title chasers also have a two-legged League Cup semi-final against Southampton, with the first leg at St Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday night.