Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho, currently on loan at Crystal Palace, was the subject of a barrage of criticism from Reds fans after the French international was seen celebrating with Christian Benteke - himself a former Anfield man - after the Belgian international equalised for the Eagles in their impressive 2-1 win over the Merseysiders.
Palace, who have become something of bogey team for Liverpool in recent seasons having famously halted their Premier League title ambitions back in 2014 as well as winning twice at Anfield in the last two years, came into the game knowing that a win would go a long way in confirming their league status.
Liverpool on the other hand knew that they could ill-afford to drop points in the race for the coveted Champions League places, particularly with Man Utd winning earlier in the day.
And things got off to a perfect start for the Reds with midfield star Philippe Coutinho curling in a wonderful free-kick from outside the area early on.
However, as is Liverpool's inconsistent form against the supposed lesser teams this season that Palace soon found themselves level, courtesy of former striker Christian Benteke. The record Eagles signing, most definitely with a point to prove to Jurgen Klopp, ran over to Sakho on the Palace bench.
Mahmadou Sakho (Liverpool loanee) celebrating Crystal Palace' goal. pic.twitter.com/jKLrULEG42— FP Media (@FP__Media) 23 April 2017
Sakho, himself particularly vexed by his acrimonious treatment under Klopp, obliged to Benteke's celebration, and partook in a game of 'Rock, Paper, Scissors.'
Liverpool fans, not the types to hold back, were scathing in their criticism of their player, who swapped Anfield for Selhurst Park temporarily in January, and following calls for the Frenchman to return to their team amid some impressive performances for the south London club, now have some rather different sentiments for Sakho.
"Sack Sakho for being unloyal, disloyal" pic.twitter.com/v1G3cnGw8L— Tony Brod (@Brod7) 23 April 2017
Sakho celebrating with Benteke, at Anfield......Do one, no respect.— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) 23 April 2017
Anyone doubting Klopps authority to fuck Sakho off need to look no further than that celebration— Stings like Ings (@ingswings) 23 April 2017
With that action it's set in stone that Sakho isn't ever putting on the red shirt. The guy is a bloody wanker.— King and Lionheart (@Efezinodidi) 23 April 2017
The one thing Sakho had going for him was his 'fan favourite' status and he's just pissed that up the Mersey.— Arastu (@illidan_storm) 23 April 2017
There's no way ANYONE can conjure up a valid reason for Sakho's behaviour. Embarrassing behaviour.— Rich Porter (@ElPistolero95_) 23 April 2017
Although not everyone was as bitter it seems:
What did you expect from Sakho? Man got treated like shit because he came late. Give it a rest.— - (@AnfieldRd96) 23 April 2017
Benteke followed up his initial strike for Palace with the winner to add insult to injury to Reds fans and perhaps more pertinently, Jurgen Klopp, who had been desperate to ditch Benteke and Sakho.