Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after watching Dayot Upamecano’s display against Manchester United in the Champions League last night.
The Frenchman has been linked with a move to Anfield, with Sunday World reporting that RB Leipzig are expecting a bid from the Premier League champions.
However, some supporters seem to have now been put off by Upamecano, after he was part of a backline who shipped five goals to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side last night.
In that respect, the 22-year-old won’t have left Old Trafford with a smile on his face, although his performance from an individual aspect wasn’t too bad.
RB Leipzig’s No.5 completed five successful tackles, and made 68 passes against the Red Devils while also completing 13 successful long-range passes, according to SofaScore.
Upamecano had 92 touches of the ball, and won eight ground duels from his nine attempted tussles.
One thing that the young centre-back is very good at is dribbling up the field in similar style to Joel Matip, and that was also on display at Old Trafford as he completed both of his attempted dribbles.
As aforesaid, some supporters below have now been put off after his part in RB Leipzig’s 5-0 defeat.
However, some other fans have been more level-headed, and made sensible comparisons to Virgil van Dijk and Alisson.
Jurgen Klopp’s side put six past a Southampton side which included Van Dijk back in December 2015, and he turned out to be a success at Anfield despite that thrashing.
Alisson was also on the receiving end of a 5-2 defeat at Anfield while in goal for Roma, and he too has been a successful addition to Klopp’s ranks.
Let’s see what the Liverpool fans on Twitter have been saying about Upamecano…
Upamecano and Konaté might well have conceded 5 at OT, but Alisson conceded 5 at anfield. Don’t judge on one game! #LFC— Dan Reeves (@Reevsie247) October 28, 2020
#Upamecano got shown the levels…lol £40m no thanks!! i'll take Coady thanks! A Liverpool fan, premier league experienced and will give his all for the club he supported since childhood. I don't want another Keita and then wait 2 seasons for him to settle inn. #LFC— 👑 DΣΣMΔN (@LFC_DEEMAN) October 28, 2020
Not gonna write off a player because they were part of a team that got smashed. If I thought like that wouldn’t have wanted Alisson after we put more than 5 past him or VVD after we put 6 past him. Upamecano will be better around LFC level & only 22. Gomez & VVD let 7 other day— Homes (@LFC_Wahome) October 28, 2020
Hope that result take a couple millions off Upamecano's price tag— Issam (@issam_LFC) October 28, 2020
Let’s not do Upamecano is not good or worth buying because Leipzig lost 5-0 today. I’ll remind you a year before we bought VVD he was part of a back line that lost 6-1 when Origi got a hatrick vs Southampton. Perspective needed.— Homes (@LFC_Wahome) October 28, 2020
Upamecano failing the United test, bring me Kounde please @LFC— ً (@TheImmortalKop) October 28, 2020