Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Capoue performance v Liverpool

Etienne Capoue was asked to play centre-back once again against Liverpool ... and Luis Suarez had a field day.

Tottenham Hotspur fans will be hoping to wake up this morning and discover that it is still Sunday, that it was all a dream yesterday and that Liverpool await at White Hart Lane.

Alas, sorry guys and girls, in fact it is Monday, you have work and yes Spurs were trounced 5-0 by Liverpool at The Lane yesterday evening.

In what was a truly abysmal performance from most in the Tottenham team they did not even manage a single shot on target - and Andre Villas-Boas again finds himself on the brink of the sack according to several churning rumour mills.

It is hard to pick out any player in particular for criticism in the game - the truth is nobody in the Spurs team really covered themselves in glory.

But Etienne Capoue was one player who really stood out for his poor performance.

With a central-defensive injury crisis at the club Capoue, who has previously played at the heart of the back line while with Toulouse, has stepped in to the role.

Against Sunderland in their last Premier League outing he looked pretty solid - and most fans agreed he looked the part.

At 6ft 2ins he is built for the role and against Sunderland he did look good - but Luis Suarez doesn’t play for Sunderland.

The Uruguayan had an absolute field day against the French international - running him and Michael Dawson around the pitch in a rampant display of attacking verve.

Considering Capoue had mentioned he rejected Liverpool in the past - the Reds fans are likely unforgiving in their assessment of his display.

Capoue has never had to play at the heart of defence against a player with the quality Suarez possesses and it showed with his clumsy display allowing Suarez to run him ragged.

Capoue was not alone today. Dawson was terrible, Dembele and Paulinho non-existent while Naughton and Sandro were clearly not fit.

But a lot of the stick has fallen on Capoue over Twitter, so let’s take a look at some of it…

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch