For some players, it takes time for them to be adored by the fans of their new club, but it seems that Serge Aurier is already a favourite among Tottenham Hotspur’s following.
Of course, the tide can turn quickly in this fickle game, but after the 24-year-old’s performance against Liverpool, he is highly regarded by the supporters.
The Ivory Coast international, who signed for Spurs from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, was deployed at left-back against the Reds at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
Aurier traditionally plays as a right-back, but manager Mauricio Pochettino gave him the task of keeping Mohamed Salah quiet.
On occasion, the Egyptian international managed to get past his man, as well as goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to find the back of the net.
However, over the course of 90 minutes, Aurier came out as the winner as he prevented Salah from causing any more damage.
In the end, Tottenham secured a 4-1 rout over Jurgen Klopp’s men, which has put them five points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Aurier took to Twitter after the match, and the supporters were quick to praise him.
— Serge Aurier (@Serge_aurier) October 22, 2017
YES SERGE! Was amazing even when you were not in your natural position, great work! ? #SA24
— Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) October 22, 2017
You’re great you big crazy bear with your multi coloured hair pic.twitter.com/AoF39NODTd
— Bateseyboy (@Bateseyboy) October 22, 2017
Yes Serge, you legend!
— Steve Moody (@Moophen) October 22, 2017
Great game and performance Serge. You kept Salah quiet! #coys
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) October 22, 2017
Love your passion Serge??
— Nicola Rayner (@NicolaRayner7) October 22, 2017
Really enjoying watching you play Aurier, keep at it man!
— MCBadgerz (@TheBigBadgerz) October 22, 2017
That was a class performance @Serge_aurier you are going to become a Tottenham legend if you keep playing like that ⚽️?
— Toby Benjamin (@spursbook) October 23, 2017
You played one hell of a good match!!!!
— Mike Achtereekte (@mikeatrack) October 22, 2017