How Swansea City's Twitter-based supporters reacted to the former Southampton midfielder's showing in Monday night's 1-0 home defeat.
Swansea City were made to rue missed chances after falling to a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool on Monday night, as Brendan Rodgers’ side stretched their unbeaten Premier League run to 13 games.
Swansea dominated the first-half but saw Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet pull of a series of fine saves to keep thwart both Bafetimbi Gomis and Gylfi Sigurdsson and keep the scores level going into the break.
The visitors were much improved after the restart, however, and scored what proved to be the winner in the 68th-mintute when Jordi Amat's attempted clearance deflected off Jordan Henderson into the net.
The narrow defeat means Garry Monk's men remain ninth in the table on 40 points but there were more than enough positives to take from the evening, with the performance of midfielder Jack Cork one particular highlight.
The 25-year-old put in arguably his best performance for the Swans since a £3 million January move from Southampton and claimed the club’s man of the match award for his efforts to both drive things forward from the centre of the park and snuff out several Liverpool attacks.
Nevertheless, he couldn’t hide his disappointment at the result after the game, telling the club’s official website: "We had a few good chances in the first half, and played some nice football. You really need a goal to back up that effort, but they had a bit of momentum in the second half and it was always going to be hard.
"Liverpool matched us up in the second period and made it more difficult for us and we struggled a little bit. They managed to nick that goal and that's the way football goes sometimes.”
Swansea supporters were still appreciative of Cork’s showing on the night, however, with a sizeable number taking to Twitter to make their feelings known.
Man, what a fantastic addition Cork has been. #swans— Bling Crosby (@grayflannelsuit) March 16, 2015
Jack Cork by far the best player on the pitch tonight.— Rhys Ananicz (@Ananicz8) March 16, 2015
@jackcork1 's best game in a swans shirt so far...— Michael Rutherford (@MikeRutherford_) March 16, 2015
Jack Cork was MOTM by a mile! Incredible all game stopping majority of Liverpool attacks, great signing— Dan ✌️ (@danlock123) March 16, 2015
Aanother superb performance from @jackcork1 I've said it before and I'll say it again, he's got a big part to play in swansea future— Jack Evans (@Jevski7) March 16, 2015
@jackcork1 was such a good signing. £3m unbelievable. Even though we lost he was class— Sam Evans (@sam_evans5) March 16, 2015
The result shouldn't let people forget how immense Jack Cork was tonight. Cheers Southampton, absolute steal.— Jonathan Russ (@jonathanruss4) March 16, 2015
I'm guessing Woy didn't pay the Severn Bridge toll tonight to see that performance from @jackcork1 ? International class, again.— Paul Thomas (@NeathJack1) March 16, 2015
Jack Cork my MOTM again tonight. Pretty sure that’s at least an 80% record since he’s joined— Josh Kilmister (@joshkilmister) March 16, 2015
Jack cork 3m bargain of the year. They had the luck monks men didn't #SwanseaLiverpool— nicky lewis (@nicky_lew_25) March 16, 2015
Best player on the park tonight was Jack Cork. Fits right into that midfield. Just need some strikers now.— Liam Killa (@LiamKilla4) March 16, 2015