With plenty if frustration and disappointment to be spread around following Southampton’s 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend, midfielder Mario Lemina was another player who appeared to catch the eye for all the wrong reasons.
Having got all 90 minutes under his belt in a team-wide poor showing, plenty of fans took to social media to question his performance and with a number of fans wondering why he wasn’t substituted in the match to try and give us a better foothold in the game, a number of other fans took the opportunity to bemoan his consistency.
With one fan saying he either looks like a Champions League quality player or a non-league player, another accused him of going missing during important matches – the bottom line is Jurgen Klopp presumably would’ve picked out Lemina as a threat and he proved himself to be anything but.
Some of these players have been a disgrace. You can excuse ability, but not the way some have gone missing. Lemina, I'm looking at you.
— SaintM (@SaintMikeB) September 22, 2018
Lemina is either champions league or non league ????????♂️
— Ray (@splurtissier) September 22, 2018
From what I've seen Lemina can't defend either
— Anthony (@saintant) September 22, 2018
Lemina is a liability. Just strolls around
— Robbie (@robbiemcclorey) September 22, 2018
Get Lemina off. pathetic #saintsfc
— Glen de la Cour (leagueoneminus10) (@L1minus10) September 22, 2018
Beginning to think that Lemina is a liability away from home. Or is it the set up change that doesn’t suit him. Davis would be more reliable. Cannot understand why he doesn’t play Sam. It was made for him yesterday. He’s quick, big and a real handful.
— Br0wn1e5 (@Br0wn1e5) September 23, 2018
— Ian Wells (@wellsi01) September 22, 2018
Listening to @AdamBlackmore and once again appears we have failed to defend set pieces To Centre Halves over 6:4 in height how come we keep losing the ball in air. Westergarrd and Hoedt not good enough along with Lemina who is 1 of the most over rated players I’ve seen #saintsfc
— Richard Shelley (@RShelley_bowls) September 22, 2018
He was far from alone in the game but it’s absolutely understandable as to why those fans reacted like that as we’re seeing it way too often, from way too many this season.