West Ham United fans took aim at Sebastien Haller after another poor display last night.

West Ham were winning 2-1 and looking good for a shock result when Haller came on for Felipe Anderson after 65 minutes.

Just three minutes later Mo Salah equalised before Sadio Mane scored the winner in the 81st minute.

The Haller substitution was clearly designed to give West Ham a focal point, someone to hold the ball up and help see out a positive result.

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£45million Haller fails to impress yet again

Haller helped out defensively from set pieces. But up front he offered very little once again.

In mitigation he was up against the best defender in world football in Virgil van Dijk.

But the £45million striker struggled to get into the game at all as West Ham once again surrendered points from a winning position – now 22 this season alone.

And afterwards some West Ham fans vented their anger at Haller’s display.

A large section of the Hammers faithful have continued to back the big Frenchman despite his poor debut season.

They feel he is being played out of position as a lone striker.

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Not suited to lone striker role but should still offer more

At previous clubs Haller excelled as the second striker in a two-man forward line.

But many of those who backed Haller previously turned on the forward after his 25 minute showing at Anfield.

Some highlighted that Michail Antonio is proving a much more effective option up front.

Another said Haller’s failure to challenge Joe Gomez led to Liverpool’s late winner.

Here are a selection of comments from some West Ham fans on Twitter.

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Final straw for Haller backers

 

‘He needs a serious digging out’

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