Manchester City fans react on Twitter to Mangala's performance against Liverpool

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Manchester City lost 2-1 to Liverpool on Sunday, but what did Blues fans think of Eliaquim Mangala's contribution?

Manchester City suffered what could prove to be a very costly defeat against Liverpool this weekend.

The Blues went behind when Jordan Henderson netted a fine effort but Edin Dzeko’s equaliser suggested City could take something away from Anfield.

That was not to be, with Philippe Coutinho scoring a fine winner, and after the match some of City’s players came in for criticism on social media.

One such player was summer signing Eliaquim Mangala who, along with defensive partner Vincent Kompany, was unable to hold Liverpool’s attacking talent at bay.

The 24-year-old Frenchman was making his 22nd appearance of the season for City, and his 16th in the league, so how did he do?

His passing accuracy of 95 per cent was brilliant, especially considering City were away from home, while he won three interceptions on the day.

  Passing AccuracyTackles WonDuels LostDuels WonAerials LostAerials WonInterceptions WonMins Played
Eliaquim Mangala 95% 1 5 3 2 2 3 90

However, the City centre-back won just one tackle against Liverpool, while he lost more duels than he was successful with and he lost just as many aerial contests as he won.

Many players take a full season to settle at a new club and Mangala has not exactly been a disaster this season, so in time there is no reason why he cannot become a great defender for the Blues; he certainly has the pedigree having shone for former club FC Porto.

After the match we took to Twitter to see what City fans thought of Mangala's performance against Liverpool and you can read a selection of what we found below, with some mixed responses:

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