Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat against Sevilla in the Europa League final yesterday despite taking a first-half lead.
Emre Can started his first European competition final but it all ended in tears – literally – for the young midfielder.
We took a look at how Liverpool fans reacted to Can’s performance on the night.
Can’s performance received mixed reviews but there were more than a few critics on the night frustrated with how he played.
I've never seen a player like Emre Can, the man manages to convince everyone he's good but still doesn't add anything to the #LFC team
— JC (@JCSJFootball) May 18, 2016
Some critics were harsher than others.
Emre Can wasn't bad bad but I don't see him being world class. He's a good player don't get me wrong but world class? Hmm…… #LFC
— Timmy Robson (@WaveyTimz277) May 18, 2016
Moreno received the lion-share of the blame but some thought Can deserved just as much stick.
— Soe Dube (@Simply_Soe) May 18, 2016
There is always one!
— Tom (@Tom_Kelton) May 18, 2016
Not everyone had something bad to say.
False. Emre Can is our most consistent player besides Clyne all season. Hope you enjoy him becoming our captain. https://t.co/ykhV9IyLNF
— Glotinho (@globoygleesh) May 18, 2016
Can also showed a lot of emotion after the came bursting into tears after the final whistle. The 22-year-old may not have had his best game but it was his first European competition final and it definitely meant a lot to him as is evident from the picture.
— Oscar Fernández (@perrifilms) May 18, 2016
There was a lot of sympathy for Can after the game.
the sight of Emre Can crying is just so painful.
— ١٨ (@2fd18) May 18, 2016
He also gained respect for showing just how much losing the final meant to him.
— Luqman Liaqat (@LUQY_1992) May 18, 2016
You're probably not human if a little piece of you didn't die watching Emre Can bawling his eyes out after the final whistle.. #lfc
— Max Generossi (@MaxiGenerossi) May 18, 2016
There were yet more calls for Can to be captain next season.
Emre Can so passionate next LFC captain.. Moreno MOTM for Sevilla well done lad 👍
— Waj (@69Waj) May 18, 2016
Others blamed Can’s performance on Milner not carrying out his midfield duties.
@Sonnyjim03 Milner isn't a CM though, he's all over the shop he leaves emre can exposed with a weak backline and a horrible keeper.
— Only LFC (@remainsLFC) May 18, 2016
@wakeyrob71 too much pressure put on the young kid Emre Can..incredible talent for a 22 year old but needs " General " alongside him
— steve winstanley (@stevewin74) May 18, 2016
@Robhebon Emre can doesn't let us down he's been boss, Moreno yes no doubt but not Can.
— Kenny (@Kennycowin7) May 18, 2016