By Harvey Byrne
Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel started for Fenerbache in the Thursday evening clash against Manchester United and fans hailed his display on Twitter.
The 31-year-old fromer Reds man played the whole 90 minutes in Fenerbache’s back four as his side won 2-1 with goals from Moussa Sow and Jeremain Lens before a late Wayne Rooney strike.
The Slovakia international picked up his standard yellow card, but gave a commanding display at the back helping his side on to a victory over the famous English club.
Liverpool fans posted on social media that they were happy with the performance from their former player, with many fans celebrating their fierce rivals loss.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Martin Skrtel doing a grand job…. as have most ex-LFC players against ManU this season 🙂 #lfc
— MotoPaul 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@NightsabrePaul) November 3, 2016
— R2-D2 (@AbsoluteZeroME) November 3, 2016
Would love to see skrtel stick one on Zlatan just for old times sake hahahaha #Lfc
— Jaybo1 (@trojan78) November 3, 2016
Skrtel done us proud ❤️ .
— 6ojack . (@TeeJay2304) November 3, 2016
united are so bad they're making skrtel look good
— david guzman (@dguzzy7) November 3, 2016
Good to see big Skrtel not giving Ibra a sniff of it👀👃🏼 #BackPocket
— Nathan Thompson (@NathanT88945110) November 3, 2016
Following the defeat Manchester United now sit in third place in their group with six points from four matches and one point behind Fenerbache and two behind leaders Feyenoord.
The Red Devils’ fan base will have seen the European competition as a good opportunity for qualifying for next season’s Champions League, which is awarded to the winner following the increase in strength to the top side’s in the Premier League.
However, they could be facing an early elimination while they sit in eighth place in the top flight having failed to win any of their last four league fixtures.
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