Lucas Leiva got a bit of a slagging on Twitter after his mistake at Anfield today.
The Reds were 2-0 up after goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in the first half hour of the game, and they looked comfortable.
That is until the Brazilian gifted a goal for champions Leicester before the break.
He got the ball from Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet just outside the penalty area when a bad touch took it away from him slightly.
With Leicester's Shinji Okazaki putting him under pressure, Lucas toe-poked the ball back in Mignolet's direction, only for it to fall perfectly for Jamie Vardy to stroke it into the net.
As expected, Twitter pounced on the error.
I'm pretty sure Lucas wants Leicester to win 😡— 𝙴𝚖𝚖𝚒𝚎•𝚈𝙽𝚆𝙰™ (@LFC_Emmie) September 10, 2016
Lucas that was a rookie mistake. That's like rule #1 of defending! Never EVER back into the middle! The keeper was at fault too in that play— Lõs (@carlosatapia19) September 10, 2016
Please stop giving Lucas the ball lol— Matt (@KrazeyMatt) September 10, 2016
Lucas Leiva: "I effed up but it's ok right?"
Team: "HELL YEAH" pic.twitter.com/FVt73ooMpF— ⁶Times (@S_Lafi) September 10, 2016
There's no way Lucas should be ahead of Sakho in the pecking order after this...— 🎦 ⑂Martin⑂ 🎦 (@Martin_Rich_91) September 10, 2016
But it wasn't long before others were thinking people should give the Brazilian a break.
If one considers that Milner & Lucas are midfielders, Liverpool are effectively playing with just two at the back. Against the champions...— Gosiame Legoale (@Ghost1609) September 10, 2016
Lucas has been class apart from the goal.— Sam (@ChiefSadio) September 10, 2016