Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Jeremain Lens performance v Liverpool

Jeremain Lens came off the bench for the final half hour at Sunderland chased the game against Liverpool.

Sunderland slipped to a 1-0 defeat at home to Liverpool to end an awful month in which they lost all momentum under new boss Sam Allardyce.

They remain in 19th position in the Premier League, seven points adrift of safety, with bottom side Aston Villa up next.

There was barely a Sunderland player who could be satisfied with their performance, and substitute Jeremain Lens was one who disappointed.

The focus is on Lens after his recent declaration at his unhappiness at the club, despite only signing in the summer. The £13 million signing was quoted in The Guardian claiming he was 'annoyed' at sitting on the bench, and would consider quitting the club in the January transfer window.

Lens was a substitute again for the fixture, but got half an hour to show what he can do after the came on for Adam Johnson.

He touched the ball 24 times, but failed to have a shot at goal or create a chance, with his most noteworthy contribution being that he got booked.

Fans already impatient at his poor displays and lack of resolve to dig in at the club were far from impressed, and tore him to shreds on social media with their reaction to his performance. Here is a look at what fans said on Twitter...

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