Liverpool came from behind to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, with Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana netting for the hosts after Frazier Campbell had opened the scoring.
Given how the competition is going this year, it would have been no great surprise if the Eagles had defeated Liverpool, but as it was Brendan Rodgers’ side progressed to the quarter-finals, leaving Alan Pardew’s men to focus on the league.
One player who divided opinion on social media both during and after the match was Liverpool’s summer signing Lazar Markovic.
The 20-year-old Serbian winger has made 27 appearances since arriving at Anfield, and in recent times he has shown what a talented player he is. But against Palace the former Benfica player was not at his best, with former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher even taking him to task over Palace’s goal.
After the match, we took to Twitter to see what Liverpool fans thought of Markovic’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Think Markovic is tired he has been poor past few games— Gerrard 98-15 (@Cout10inho) February 14, 2015
Markovic always seems to have good and bad bits in every match. Level of his performance depends on the ratio.— Rationally Biased (@RationaIBias) February 14, 2015
I like markovic's movement. Not a bad attempt.— RED Brigade (@rickyfer1) February 14, 2015
Liverpool were good today, right through the game. Markovic's smashed, Bjornebye-crosses are a thing of delight. I love a good drilled cross— Colin Spreag (@ColinSpreag) February 14, 2015
Grinding out the result. Still not having Markovic at the minute but the other signings are finally coming good— Jayban (@JamesBanner) February 14, 2015
Thought at times yesterday, Jordan Ibe was a big loss to the team. More suited to right sided role whereas Markovic suited to AM role.— John Paul Walsh (@jpwred316) February 15, 2015
Markovic and can starting to look like great players #LFC— Robert Hughes (@bulbhead69) February 14, 2015
Mignolet demanded the box MOTM… Henderson stepped up his game 2nd half but Markovic crap !!— Chris James (@caymanredman) February 14, 2015