New Liverpool signing Danny Ings started, but could not save England's under-21 side from defeat.
The striker clinched his move to the Reds before the tournament began, and may be thankful he did so beforehand.
Ings was starting his first match of the European Championships, previously used as a substitute, but could not influence the game in the Three Lions favour in a 3-1 loss to Italy.
The striker missed an early chance, hitting the side netting with a chance when it seemed easier to score, and England soon after conceding two quick fire goals, never to recover.
The loss meant Gareth Southgate's side were eliminated, having scored only two goals in three games, and winning one and losing two.
Ings' performance failed to win over Liverpool supporters - touching the ball just 37 times and failing to hit the target during the 90 minutes.
Here is a look at some of the reaction to his display:
#LFC If this tribunal that is judging what we have to pay for Ings is watching this fiasco v Italy we would be unlucky to pay than 5 quid!— AJ (@iamnotshouting) June 24, 2015
Didn't watch many Spurs games this year but I must say Kane hasn't impressed me in the U21. But neither has Ings. @LFC def need a striker.— Chef Michael R (@mikegeecue1) June 24, 2015
Can't see Ings getting much of a look-in next season. #LFC— McGuinness (@shortlightugly) June 24, 2015
Really don't see anything special in Danny Ings at all. Reminds me a lot of Borini. Hope I'm wrong and he slots in to the team #lfc— Hendo (@UkkaDem) June 24, 2015
While Liverpool were the side to clinch Ings' signature, Tottenham Hotspur attempted to do so, with SkySports explaining how they submitted an offer to try and bring him in at the end of last month.
He was playing up front alongside their star man Harry Kane, but fans were left feeling fortunate to have missed out.
On this showing, I'm so glad Tottenham never got Ings, he's decent enough, but not a foil for Harry, don't think they've linked once; #thfc— Ledley is my Hero (@spursNutN17) June 24, 2015
I'm glad Spurs didn't buy Danny Ings.— IZ Reloaded (@izreloaded) June 24, 2015
In defence of Danny Ings
The former Burnley striker was not the only player to under perform for England against Italy. Harry Kane failed to find the score sheet once again, his third blank in three games.
Any reaction to his performance should be kept in context of his 30 plus goals in all competitions last season for Spurs, and while Ings was not as prolific, the same should apply.
He reached double figures for a relegated Burnley side, and did enough to persuade Liverpool he was worth signing. Judgements will really count next season when he is wearing the Reds shirt, not in a team managed by Gareth Southgate.