Liverpool suffered a 3-0 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday, with the hosts securing their victory courtesy of goals from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie.
Brendan Rodgers' side would have been hoping to put their Champions League disappointment behind them but instead failed to get the rub of the green, losing a match they would have felt they deserved more from.
Liverpool had almost twice as many goal-scoring chances as their hosts but some poor finishing and some outstanding goalkeeping from David de Gea kept the Reds at bay.
One player who would have been hoping to influence the match more than he managed was Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho.
The Brazilian international had a 77 per cent passing accuracy and went on some electrifying dribbles that prompted United's players to foul him and get booked as a result, but the play-maker managed just one key pass and failed to have a shot of his own.
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On his day Coutinho is simply outstanding but Liverpool fans have not seen that as much as they would have hoped.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what supporters made of the 22-year-old's performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
It's ridiculous how poor this Utd side is. They're actually there to be picked off. Coutinho's passing has been woeful. #lfc— Nikhil Mahajan (@nikhilvmahajan) December 14, 2014
Coutinho has been brilliant running with the ball, won so many yellows. Poor passing though.— Emre Canadian (@chrisolford10) December 14, 2014
coutinho was so poor..— kaneki ken (@Ad11___) December 14, 2014
Yeah out new signings haven't performed. But it's Sterling and Coutinho that are most disappointing to watch.— Bethhh⚽️ (@denhamYNWA) December 14, 2014
That was rough. Created some chances but not got a goal in us in a month of Sundays. Dreadful result. Coutinho the only bright spark. #LFC— Jay Graham (@jaygrahamuk) December 14, 2014
Coutinho is so inconsistent and it frustrates me when i see him have a bad day.— Finley (@Spaceeh) December 14, 2014
No time for coutinho sometimes, one good game followed by about 4 bad ones, stupidly inconsistent. Why Can isnt gettin games I'll never know— Justin Noon (@JustinNoon) December 14, 2014
Coutinho just waltzing pass players. Great to watch when he's dribbling.— Bread Loaf (@MeninistaJones) December 14, 2014
Remember pre-season when Coutinho played like Messi, great times— John O'Brien (@JohnOB1977) December 14, 2014