Loads of West Ham fans have been running the rule over the defeat at Liverpool, and they’re really not impressed by debutant Fabian Balbuena.
The term “baptism by fire” has never been more applicable, as five of West Ham’s new signings started the 4-0 defeat at Anfield.
Balbuena made his Premier League debut against one of the best attacks in the league, and it really did not go to plan.
Sadio Mane grabbed two goals after Mohamed Salah had opened the scoring, and Daniel Sturridge rounded it all off with a late finish. While the result is a huge setback, it’s the performance that has angered fans the most, as the Hammers seemed content to sit back and limit the damage.
Balbuena in particular had a difficult afternoon, and fans are really not impressed by his clumsy demeanour.
The fiery centre back did make seven clearances, but he committed two fouls right on the edge of the box and just generally seemed off the pace.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, where plenty of fans are calling for Issa Diop to get the nod against Bournemouth…
Fabianski 6 (couldn’t do much)
Hernandez 0 (can’t give a score as I don’t think he touched the ball)
Yarmolenko 3 #whufc #37gamestogo
— Daniel Hennessey (@henn88) August 12, 2018
My team for bournemouth home.
Freddo Diop Ogbonna Masuaku
— West Ham Italy (@martelliditalia) August 12, 2018
thought Balbuena was absolutely appalling
— roger (@rogerc32) August 12, 2018
Would give Diop a go over Balbuena
— Arthur Powell (@Arthur_WHU) August 12, 2018
For me balbuena was a liability
— ⚒⚒⚒ (@hammersupsates) August 12, 2018
Balbuena was useless
— Jack™ (@BigHarryyyy) August 12, 2018