Patrice Evra left Anfield on Saturday with a nasty wound which needed three stitches and abuse from the scousers ringing in his ears.
The former Manchester United star last appeared in the Premier League in 2014 and had a stormy welcome back despite probably knowing what was on the way.
But afterwards he shrugged it off declaring only: “I have missed the game and those tackles.
He added: “”Not a good result but I am very happy to be back in the Premier League.”
He carried a severe gash on his ankle which required stitches after the match,
The Liverpool fans also soured his return b reminding him of the racism row with their former star Luis Suarez.
He was booed as the line-ups were announced and although Evra wore a ‘Kick it out’ T-shirt while warming up it made no difference.