Sunderland continue to hover precariously above the relegation zone after a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool this afternoon.
The Black Cats were poor throughout, and could only must one shot on target as Lazar Markovic's goal gave the Reds a win that was far more comfortable than the scoreline suggests.
Sunderland were reduced to ten men in the second half when Liam Bridcutt was handed a second yellow card, and it was fairly indicative of their terrible afternoon.
With such little threat in front of goal, it was little surprise to see fans criticise striker Connor Wickham after an ineffectual display.
Wickham, 21, has scored just once in the last ten games, and did very little against Liverpool - much to the ire of the Sunderland fans who watched on in December as Wickham signed a new contract to stay at the Stadium of Light.
Amid interest from West Ham, the Black Cats gave Wickham a new deal worth a reported £60,000-per-week, and so far, it's not looking like a great investment.
Fans took to Twitter to air their views on Wickham, saying that substitute Danny Graham offered more in just 15 minutes than Wickham had in the previous 75.
Here are some of the reactions from Sunderlands fans on Twitter...
After today's performance I'd rather start Graham ahead of Wickham— Jonny Smith (@OrwiteTreacle) January 10, 2015
We gave wickham a new contract let that sink in— Dave (@davey33safc) January 10, 2015
How can anyone defend wickham after that performance 2dayHe wasn't only one by any means but he's one that say he wants to play centrally.— Ian (@ian_safc_1974) January 10, 2015
Can't believe what I witnessed today, I've always backed wickham but that is 1 ov the worst performances ave seen from a striker over ther— Brad Davis (@brad_davis87) January 10, 2015
Danny Graham, impressed me today, for the time he was on, showed more effort than Wickham did all match. Could he be the answer ?— Owen Seafield™ (@OwenSeafield) January 10, 2015
Has the rush of goals last season gone to Wickham's head? Seems to be trying a lot of fancy things now instead of basic hold up play. #safc— Joe Thirlwell (@joethirlwell) January 10, 2015
Wickham makes Akinfenwa look like Usian Bolt— Paul Wilkinson (@LittlewilkyPaul) January 10, 2015
Connor Wickham was garbage today. His fault Bridcutt got sent off as well as he lost possession (again) and put us under pressure....— Neil Turner (@tickles_t) January 10, 2015
Adebayo Akinfenwa gave Liverpool's defence a tougher time than Wickham— John Shell (@shellytours) January 10, 2015
i would win more headers and show more desire then wickham. I bet loads on here would to. no desire to wear our shirt.— Richy Duggan (@RichyDuggan) January 10, 2015