'Unforgivable', 'Off the pace'- Liverpool fans blame fan favourite for draw v Everton
Liverpool fans had to settle for a 1-1 draw with their local rivals Everton on Sunday, and fans were less than impressed with Sadio Mane’s contribution.
Mohamed Salah grabbed the first goal of the game, scoring with a beautiful individual effort in the first-half to put the Reds ahead.
Liverpool fans believed they should have gone 2-0 up before the break, as Mane had an easy chance to square the ball to Salah who would have had an empty net to shoot into.
The Reds ended up being punished for not scoring a second, as Dejan Lovren brought down Dominic Calvert-Lewin to give Everton a penalty late on.
Wayne Rooney converted the penalty to score his eighth league goal of the season and bring the Toffees level.
Fans took to Twitter to slam Mane’s selfish behaviour in the match, with one suggesting he was jealous of Salah and that it had cost them the three points.
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Another fan suggested that his failure to pass was unacceptable and that it summed up how poor the striker had been in Sunday’s game.
Jurgen Klopp had fans fuming at his line-up for the game with him resting Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino but some fans believed it was Mane that needed the rest.
One fan believed Mane’s poor performance against the Toffees was due to him being tired and that he was simply off the pace.
The draw with Everton now means that the Reds are one point clear of Arsenal, who could only manage a 1-1 draw with Southampton on Sunday.
The point gained keeps them in fourth, two points off third placed Chelsea who suffered a shock defeat on Saturday to West Ham.
Here are the best tweets from Liverpool fans unhappy with Mane’s performance:
We wouldn’t be in this mess if Mané just passes the ball smh
— bigmike (@mikelowkey) December 10, 2017
If anyone needs a rest it seems Mane could do with one. Not Coutinho and Firmino.
He looks off the pace today.
— Kev Hinch #YNWA (@gumpy77) December 10, 2017
Mane has been really poor today, not interested whatsoever #LFC
— T (@ReklessT) December 10, 2017
if we drop points today klopp, Mane, ref, and lovren gotta take the blame ????????????
— Boss???????????? (@ola19_official) December 10, 2017
if mane had given the pass to salah , we would have been leading atm …
— ✪ dogacovic (@C9degeb) December 10, 2017
Unforgivable from Mane at end of half if we don't win this game it will rest on his shoulders.. He's had poor game and that sums it up #Lfc
— Stringy (@Paulstringy) December 10, 2017
Need a Mane goal before he starts developing sibling jealousy syndrome ????
— Levi (@TheAlonsoRole) December 10, 2017
Has Mané scored outside the box for us?
*not when through on goal
— Don't s7-0p til you get enough (@Antonstotle) December 10, 2017
— Chris/Smoke… (@WH33LZ1) December 10, 2017
Mane stop it ????
— Thuto (@Thuto_Bokisi) December 10, 2017
Mane's stupidity in the first half will come back to haunt us.
— Espada number 1 (@PauloDanty) December 10, 2017
— Northway Int. Corp. (@northwaywine) December 10, 2017
In other Liverpool news, Mark Lawrenson has made his prediction for the Merseyside derby.