A young Liverpool FC side were held to a 1-1 draw by Bordeaux in France in the opening game of the UEFA Europa League. The draw stretches Liverpool’s win-less run to four games as pressure begins to mount on manager Brendan Rodgers, with the fans bashing him once again. Defender Mamadou Sakho and youngsters Rossiter and Chirivella got the opposite treatment with the supporters hailing them on twitter.

Brendan Rodgers is under a lot of pressure following back-to-back demoralizing defeats in the Premier League at the hands of West Ham and Manchester United. The manager needed a good performance and result against Bordeaux in their Europa League opener, but, could muster only a draw.

The average age of the side was just 21.7 after Kolo Toure had limped off in the first half to give way to Pedro Chirivella. The youngster, just 18, slotted seamless in the central midfield alongside another 18 year old midfielder Jordan Rossiter as the pair gave an assured midfield display.

Mamadou Sakho finally got his chance to play and looked like he was never away as the French defender gave an assured display at the back.

Liverpool fans hailed him on twitter for the display as seen in the tweets below:

The performance in general received a mixed reaction, with the manager remaining unpopular for the Reds fans on twitter. Although Rossiter and Chirivella’s performance was well received.