Many Everton fans targeted Gylfi Sigurdsson on social media following the 5-2 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.
The Toffees were comprehensively beaten by their bitter rivals, who started Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino on the bench for the clash.
The Reds played some of their best football of the season so far, and it was a sorry performance from Everton.
There were poor performances all over the park from the visitors, with Richarlison arguably the only player able to hold his head somewhat high.
The Brazilian scored Everton’s second goal and tried to cause problems for the hosts, but ultimately he didn’t get much help from his teammates.
One man a lot of Everton fans appeared to be severely disappointed in was Sigurdsson, who was wearing the captain’s armband on the night.
Sigurdsson has been disappointing all season, but at Anfield the 30-year-old was virtually anonymous.
Fans want someone to stand up and be counted for, and much more is expected of a quality player wearing the captaincy.
Everton fans react
Many Everton fans online were furious with Sigurdsson for his latest performance:
Fair play to Gylfi Sigurdsson for putting in yet again another ghostly and spineless performance. How he has not been subbed? How was Calvert-Lewin and Davies took off instead of him. He’s not added anything to this game, he’s hardly touched the ball
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) 4 December 2019
The most pathetic performance I’ve seen in a blue shirt.
— Danny Fleming (@Dannyflemo) 4 December 2019
— Geoff Morris #MGWV (@nighthawkgeoff) 4 December 2019
— Gary Montgomery (@gary2monty) 4 December 2019
And to have Sigurdsson as captain. Not committed in the tackle, invisible for much of the game, all that talent and doesn’t use it. Meek. Made up when we signed him but he’s never an Everton player.
Michael Keane shouldn’t be playing for a club like Everton either. He’s scared.
— Ell Bretland (@EllBretland) 4 December 2019
Sigurdsson should never play for us again. Anonymous the whole game.
— Petetheblue1878 (@PeterWoolley7) 4 December 2019
Glyfi Sigurdsson putting in a display like this while being captain of my football club!! Get in the ?
— Benj Winstanley (@benjwinstanley) 4 December 2019
Pound for pound Gylfi Sigurdsson is the worst signing Everton have ever made. #EFC
— Charlie Maines (@CharlieMaines) 4 December 2019
How many positions does Sigurdsson need to be used in before Silva realises that *maybe* he’s a big part of the problem(s). He went 17 minutes without touching the ball in the second half. Making him captain instead of dropping him just about sums up this disastrous situation.
— Luke O’Farrell (@lukeofarrell) 4 December 2019
Sigurdsson is a pathetic excuse of an Everton player.
— SteP……. ⚽️ (@PapaSmurf1878) 4 December 2019
Gylfi Sigurdsson is my favourite super hero!!
I wish I was him!! I’ve always wanted the ability to disappear!
— Matt (@mattwill1982) 4 December 2019
sigurdsson should be sold in Jan, take a hit on his transfer fee and move on
— Peter Laspatzis (@Peter_Evotbreds) 4 December 2019