Liverpool fans expressed their dissatisfaction with Ryan Gravenberch despite their team’s thrilling 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace.

The Reds secured the win with two late goals at Selhurst Park on Saturday (9 December), turning the game around after the Eagles controversially opened the scoring in the 57th minute.

Jarell Quansah’s foul in the box led to a penalty a couple of minutes before VAR advised the referee to review the challenge. Following a lackluster performance, Gravenberch was substituted in the next minute, with Curtis Jones taking his place.

In the final 15 minutes, Jordan Ayew received a second yellow card, leaving Palace with 10 men. Exploiting this advantage, Liverpool overwhelmed Palace’s defensive third, resulting in Mohamed Salah’s scrappy deflected goal in the 76th minute. Harvey Elliott secured the winner in stoppage time.

Despite the team’s triumph in London, Liverpool fans were critical of Gravenberch. One fan tweeted, “I’m sorry, but Gravenberch is such a nothing player,” while another expressed, “How’s he left Gravenberch on here? Worst player on the pitch by a mile first half.” Another user questioned, “Is Gravenberch drunk? He’s been shocking for the past few games.” ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Gravenberch, 21, was dispossessed once and completed 21 of his 29 attempted passes. He also managed one successful dribble out of two attempts, without a shot on target or creating a scoring opportunity.

The Netherlands international, signed by Liverpool from Bayern Munich for €40 million in the summer, has scored and assisted two goals each in 17 games across competitions.

With the win against Crystal Palace, Liverpool temporarily topped the Premier League table with 37 points from 16 matches, one more than second-placed Arsenal. However, the Gunners have a game in hand and could reclaim their two-point lead by defeating Aston Villa later in the day (9 December).

Despite Liverpool’s desire to increase their Premier League title count, they face competition from Manchester City and Arsenal. The Cityzens, who have won five of the last six Premier League titles, currently sit in fourth place with 30 points from 15 games.