By Richard Parks
Football fans took to Twitter to destroy Eric Dier for his first-half performance in Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Liverpool on Sunday.
The England international was selected to start in a midfield anchorman role alongside Mousa Dembele for Spurs at Anfield as Mauricio Pochettino fielded a 4-2-3-1 formation.
But Dier was made to pay early on for a stray pass that went straight to Mohamed Salah, who pounced on it to slide in his 20th Premier League goal of a remarkable debut season.
The Egypt international has reached that landmark quicker than any player in Liverpool’s history, with his 25-match landmark beating the joint record of 27 games previously held by Daniel Sturridge and Fernando Torres.
It was not just Spurs supporters who took to social media to slam Dier’s first-half performance in what was a raucous atmosphere at Anfield.
Followers of other clubs were equally critical of the versatile Tottenham man, who swap between centre-back and central midfield on a virtual match-by-match basis.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Francesc Fabregas would be proud of that Eric Dier’s through pass
— Avant Garde (@Ezxmuoh) February 4, 2018
Somebody please try to count how many goals have come from Dier mistakes
— JayRey (@Bellybuttonlnt) February 4, 2018
Eric Dier is a horrific footballer. Literally living off one good season. Has nothing to offer footballing wise and gets rinsed by the big PL teams
— Adam???????? (@_MesutMadness) February 4, 2018
Dier get off the field omfg
— Melttyyy (@JDCharlton99) February 4, 2018
Said before, I’m not having Dier. Thinks he’s better than he is and does way too much on the ball.
— Dapo CEO (@DapoCeo) February 4, 2018
Cant decide technically who is a worse footballer . Eric dier or jordan henderson #LIVTOT
— Alex Crowe (@crowe_aj) February 4, 2018
Said it so many times, Eric dier is the most over rated English player I’ve seen????????
— Macauley (@EFCmacca1878) February 4, 2018
Sanchez and Dier are having a shocker #THFC
— Taranveer Atwal (@taran_atwal) February 4, 2018
Eric Dier is having a stinker of a season.
— Coilín MacNiocláis (@tickles23) February 4, 2018
Dier and Sanchez having shockers,Eriksen Son and Kane not involved . Tough 38mins …. #COYS
— The Dark Knight (@B_Irwin14) February 4, 2018
In other Tottenham news, Graeme Souness has shared Joe Lewis’ Tottenham transfer plan for the summer window.