Leeds United fans have hit back at Liverpool’s official Twitter video where they were boasting about Sadio Mane getting the better of Luke Ayling.
The 12-second clip shows Mane twisting and turning the Leeds defender as he tries to win the ball off the Liverpool winger.
But Leeds fans under the comments section made it clear that Ayling actually performed well against the Senegal international on the day.
They pointed towards Ayling nutmegging Mane in the first half and how they should have shown that clip instead.
Whilst Mo Salah ran riot on the right-hand side by netting a hat-trick against Marcelo Bielsa’s side, Mane failed to get on the scoresheet for his team.
Even though Ayling was playing in his first Premier League game, the right-back did a pretty good job against one of the best players in the world.
It’s fair to say that Ayling won’t come up against a better player this season and anyone who will come close to the Liverpool man is perhaps Raheem Sterling and the rapidly rising Christian Pulisic.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also plays out on the left, but he’s also deployed down the middle, so Ayling will be hoping he won’t have to mark him when Leeds come up against Arsenal.
Leeds United’s first six fixtures of 2020/21
Sheffield United (A)
Manchester City (H)
Aston Villa (A)
Even though the Liverpool tweet shows Mane being brilliant, Ayling does deserve praise for his all-round performance at Anfield.
This is what a section of the Leeds fans had to say about the video clip Liverpool posted out yesterday: