On Saturday, Liverpool put in a dominant display as they overcame Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Wembley Stadium thanks to goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino. Despite a late consolation from Erik Lamela, Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side never looked like getting anything out of the match.
At the heart of the North London club’s abject performance was Eric Dier, whose most memorable contribution to proceedings was gifting the ball to Mohamed Salah in the first half, allowing the Egyptian to race through on goal.
In his 82 minutes on the pitch, Dier registered a pass completion rating of just 82% and could only muster a single successful tackle. All in all, this was not a performance befitting someone who captained England earlier in the very same week.
Dier has not avoided criticism from the fans for his showing against the Reds. Many Spurs fans took to Twitter soon after the final whistle to voice their displeasure with the 24-year-old’s contribution to the cause. See the full reaction below…
In other news Eric Dier can’t pass the ball
— Ryan (@ryangoldy8) 15 September 2018
Eric Dier is one of the biggest mysteries at Tottenham. If he is dropped, it is the wrong decision, but if he plays, then it worries the fans. We need some new blood in January.
— ً (@Alderrweireld) 15 September 2018
How Eric dier stayed onto the 80th odd minute is beyond me.#usless
— Gary Moore (@gazzamoore10) 15 September 2018
Eric Dier, worst player on the pitch. Sunday league player today
— Steffan Wunderbar (@Steffan_Wunder) 15 September 2018
Eric Dier should not be anywhere near the Spurs team
— George Brooks (@GeorgeBrooks95) 15 September 2018
Worst Tottenham performance I’ve seen in a long time, Eric Dier
— Billy (@billy_fountain) 15 September 2018