Champions League

'He's Gone Backwards' - Rio Ferdinand Slams Dayot Upamecano For His Displays Against Liverpool in UCL Exit

Arjun Singh Devgan
Rio Ferdinand has slammed Dayot Upamecano for his poor displays vs Liverpool in RB Leipzig's Champions League exit
Rio Ferdinand has slammed Dayot Upamecano for his poor displays vs Liverpool in RB Leipzig's Champions League exit / David Balogh/Getty Images
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Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has launched a scathing attack on RB Leipzig defender, Dayot Upamecano following his performance against Liverpool over their two legs in the Champions League.

Upamecano will join fellow German giants, Bayern Munich at the end of the season, with the all-conquering Germans beating a host of European rivals to the signing of the star who cost them £38.5million.

Despite Liverpool's attackers currently struggling due to poor form, he was unable to keep them in check with the Reds securing an easy 4-0 win on aggregate over the two legs to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Ferdinand highlighted Upamecano's poor defending in allowing Salah to cut inside on his left foot to score the second leg's opening goal, expressing concern for the youngster's dip in form. 

"He's gone backwards. Bayern Munich have bought him but he has gone backwards for me. That goal there was woeful defending, letting him back inside on his stronger foot. He is going to have to improve once he gets to Bayern I am telling you," Ferdinand told BT Sport.

Despite his performances against Liverpool, he has been impressive for Leipzig in the Bundesliga, helping them keep 10 clean sheets in 21 league games as Leipzig trail Bundesliga leaders Bayern by just two points. 

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