Many Liverpool fans have slated popular journalist James Pearce after he was critical towards left-back Kostas Tsimikas.
The Reds slumped to a dismal 2-0 defeat at the hands of Serie A side Atalanta in the Champions League this week, where manager Jurgen Klopp opted to rotate his side. Firstly, because of the injury crisis that his team are going through, but with an eye on Brighton at the weekend as well.
Was Kostas Tsimikas Liverpool's worst player vs Atalanta?
Pearce wrote in his article for The Athletic that it was a “glaring” missed opportunity for Tsimikas to make a statement, with Andy Robertson sat on the bench.
However, he added that there is still time for the Greek defender to find his feet – but was not so kind about striker Divock Origi, something fans would agree on.
Surprisingly, supporters were bizarrely enraged by Pearce’s comments despite statistics suggesting Tsimikas did indeed have a pretty poor evening.
Fans not impressed with Pearce
Easy target as he’s new
— Michael SNM1 (@SNM1Michael) November 26, 2020
Tsimikas was literally good, no word on Neco Williams? Dreadful journalism
— Joe (@IIoydyy) November 26, 2020
This really isn’t fair on Kostas. There were far worse performers.
— Origi (90’+6) (@LFCTikiTaka) November 26, 2020
Kostas was our best player, you were in the ground and saw it live shocking form u James
— #19 (@imiii181) November 26, 2020
Tsimi played well yesterday. He shouldn’t be the target of scrutiny. The whole team was lost.
— ♡ (@adeeeexo) November 26, 2020
I really don’t think Tsimikas was that bad??? Thought he defended fine and was a good outlet when attacking https://t.co/mmfxqxkJht
— Josh (@LFCJosh23) November 26, 2020
JESUS CHRIST JAMES
Drop your Tsimikas agenda.
You didn’t even put Neco Williams in the article.
That shows how biased you are.
Dead your agenda towards Tsimikas.
— – (@LFCcarnage) November 27, 2020
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