Yesterday afternoon, the punters propping up the bar here in the Transfer Tavern had their eyes glued to the TV as Tottenham and Liverpool played out a Premier League classic. Indeed, the 2-2 draw at Anfield will certainly live long in the memory of our regulars.
Our resident Reds cannot believe just how poor some of the defending was after they allowed Spurs into the game twice and surrendered what would have been a truly massive win on Merseyside. While lamenting their defensive players has been a theme throughout the campaign this term, one man in particular has seriously annoyed the supporters online.
Emre Can’s performance in the midfield did little to convince Kopites around the world that he’s a long-term option in engine room and transfer reports seem to indicate he’s a target for Juventus upon the expiration of his deal at the end of the season.
The German was largely at fault for not clearing the ball properly before Victor Wanyama unleashed a piledriver to level the scores and Twitter users are fuming.
With that in mind, here’s a look at the reaction online.
Can we also just play Wijnaldum instead of Emre Can please. #lfc
— matt quinlan (@mjquinlan1986) February 4, 2018
Emre Can should have cleared it before it reached Wanyama.
Kane was fouled for the first penalty. Was also a foul for the second one.
— Phil Pritchard (@Phil_Pritchard) February 4, 2018
Ngl emre can played like a 13 year old today. Dreadful
— Silky Selke (@SilkySelke) February 4, 2018
Don’t give the armband to Emre Can… #LFC
— Safi (@adrian_dreamer) February 4, 2018
What about Emre Can not clearing the punch out by Karius?
He just threw a weak boot at it and missed it completely
— R1ch (@noneshall_pass) February 4, 2018