Southampton fell to a 3-1 home defeat against Liverpool on Friday night in the Premier League – but some of the supporters on Twitter praised their midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for his performance.
The Saints were in front early thanks to Shane Long’s finish inside the penalty area, but were pegged back by Naby Keita’s headed goal before half-time.
Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson then gave the visitors the win with their goals at St Mary’s to help them move back to the top of the table.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side put in a brave performance against top-class opposition, but were ultimately outclassed in the final 10 minutes of the game.
A selection of Southampton fans on social media singled out Hojbjerg for his performance against Liverpool and he was one of the standout players on the pitch.
The 23-year-old central midfielder provided the assist for Long’s goal and was a threat when stepping forward, but was also a defensive rock with tackles and interceptions.
He’s someone that appears to be thriving under Hasenhuttl and he is becoming one of the essential players in the squad.
Here are some of the Southampton fans praising Hojbjerg:
Hojbjerg is different gravy #baller
— RJ Daley (@RJn00b) April 5, 2019
hojbjerg and redmond have been fantastic on the counter so far, just lovely stuff to watch
— Nick (@saintsnick21) April 5, 2019
Hojbjerg would get into any midfield in the world, absolute player.
— Dan Williams (@WilliamsDan33) April 5, 2019
— J.SFC (@JW_SFC) April 5, 2019
So so true. He has been undoubtedly player of the year for us this year
— ‘ (@Rxdderz) April 5, 2019
An absolute phenomenal performance from the lads tonight.
Every player should be proud, we made an excellent Liverpool side look very average.
Hojbjerg was an animal, Valery kept Mane quiet. #SaintsFC
— Josh Richards (@JoshR1988) April 5, 2019
now I am composed once again I can say that Pierre Emile Hojbjerg is so good man can’t wait to see him after a full pre season under Ralph as well
— matt (@cutback_fan) April 5, 2019