West Ham United defender Patrice Evra bared all on his imaginative Twitter account on Sunday afternoon, showing the true price of his second Premier League debut against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
The 36-year-old was signed on a short-term contract by David Moyes’ side at the beginning of February and made his first start since joining up with the Hammers on Merseyside at the weekend.
While his new club were downed 4-1 by Jurgen Klopp’s Reds courtesy of goals from Emre Can, Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, with Michail Antonio grabbing the visitors’ constellation.
Evra picked up this nasty injury in the second-half of the affair and played out the full 90 minutes with it, posting it on Twitter and leaving the football world wincing and covering their eyeballs.
— Patrice Evra (@Evra) February 25, 2018
The five-time Premier League winner, who also played under Moyes during his time at Manchester United used his new catchphrase #ILoveThisGame in the post.
The former France International has used this hashtag to post all manner of videos of him up to different kinds of antics in his new life in London, including ones of his driving a Black Cab and dancing in the streets and this one of him signing contracts with the East London side.
— Patrice Evra (@Evra) February 7, 2018
To quite literally add insult to injury for the full-back at Anfield in the English Top-Fight clash, Evra received an unwelcome reception from the Liverpool supporters.
This was believed to be further fall out from the so-called “Luis Suarez incident” in October 2011, when the Barcelona striker then playing for the Reds was banned for racially abused then Red Devil Evra.
Given his tricky reception and clear injury woes, the former UEFA Champions League winner was still able to put in a credible performance despite the defeat and play with a smile on his face, stating in the above post how much he’s enjoying being back in England.
However, joking aside, the robust defender has been signed until the end of the season to help the Hammers remain in England’s top division and will be eager to get the job done.
The ex-Juventus star may also see plenty more playing time in the next few weeks also, given the continued suspension of fellow wing-back Arthur Masuaku for spitting at an opponent in the Emirates FA Cup loss away at League One Wigan Athletic.
The DR Congo International is set to return at the end of March, having been given a six-match suspension, meaning that he will be back for a visit of Southampton to the London Stadium.
The fact that England International Aaron Cresswell is being primarily used as a centre-back also opens the door for the veteran, who is yet to feature in a home match in Claret & Blue.
Evra is set to make back-to-back starting Xls under Moyes this Saturday afternoon when the East Londoners travel to the Liberty Stadium for a relegation six-pointer with Swansea City.
The Irons currently sit 13th in the PL standings and are only above Huddersfield Town below on goal difference, a mere three points in front of the bottom three with the bottom half of the table as tight as it has ever been.