Despite recording a resounding 5-0 victory over Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli, many Liverpool fans still weren't happy with one member of Jurgen Klopp's first team, citing Joe Gomez as a weak link for the opposition to target.
Goals from James Milner, Gini Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Alberto Moreno led to a resounding victory over the Serie A side, in a game where new boy Alisson Becker also made his debut following his £66m move from Roma.
However, after Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan were missing through injury and Dejan Lovren enjoying an extended summer break after the World Cup, 21-year-old Gomez partnered Virgil van Dijk at the back for the Reds in Dublin.
Whilst they managed to keep a clean sheet, many fans took to Twitter to slate Gomez for his performance, questioning the young Englishman's credentials in the centre back role.
Here are some of the best tweets regarding the former Charlton man's showing:
I still feel Liverpool look light at the back. One center back recruit needs to be done. Trusting young and inexperienced Joe Gomez in that role doesn't quite suffice.— underrated niggur. (@anietie_ubong) August 5, 2018
He's got to be better than Sotirios Kyrgiakos though, surely Reds' fans?
Joe Gomez is so lazy sometimes, that's why I don't trust him, he constantly switches off— ً (@NDK8A) August 4, 2018
Gomez, Matip, Klavan or Lovren. Like deciding which bloke gets to go home with your wife?