Liverpool fans on Twitter were distinctly unimpressed with the first-half performance of Lucas Leiva against West Ham at Upton Park this afternoon.
The Brazilian midfielder could have done more to prevent the cross from Enner Valencia which resulted in Michail Antonio giving West Ham the lead in the tenth minute.
Lucas continued to struggle as the half wore on and was booked midway through the opening 45 minutes for a poor challenge on Mark Noble.
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The 28-year-old was so below-par in the first half that some Liverpool supporters were bemoaning Jurgen Klopp for selecting him over the much-maligned Joe Allen, who was named amongst the substitutes.
Scroll down to see how Liverpool fans on Twitter reacted to Lucas’s disappointing display.
Liverpool fans react on Twitter
Klopp clearly has a lot of faith in Lucas, who was named captain for today’s match in east London, but it seems a growing number of Liverpool fans believe the time is right for the club to move on.
Lucas has been with the Reds since 2007 and has never truly convinced the Anfield faithful of his quality during that time.
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