Pogba was put in the spotlight before Manchester United's game against their arch rivals after launching his very own emoji.
But the social media move backfired for the France international after he handled in the box leading to James Milner scoring from the resulting spot kick.
Moments later a bizarre grapple with Jordan Henderson in the box went unnoticed but the midfielder never recovered from his earlier mistake.
Paul Pogba was slammed for giving away a penalty against Liverpool
David De Gea has offered some words of support to Paul Pogba
A late Zlatan Ibrahimovic equaliser saved his blushes somewhat but De Gea believes Pogba is strong enough to put his moment of madness behind him.
"He is really important for us. He's great in midfield, good in the dressing room. He's an amazing player," De Gea told Sky Sports.
"At the beginning when you don't know the country, the players and the football it's a bit difficult. But you have fight, train more and try to focus and have belief in yourself.
Paul Pogba slammed on Twitter for conceding penalty against Liverpool
Sun, January 15, 2017
Manchester United fans have savaged Paul Pogba on Twitter after the midfielder gives away a penalty for handball against Liverpool
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Fans are not happy with Manchester United ace Paul Pogba after he gave away a penalty against Liverpool
"At the beginning it was difficult for me. With new football, new players and a new language everything was hard. But I kept believing in myself and kept fighting.
"In this country, in any country, you can make mistake, we are humans. It is normal for goalkeeper and players to make mistakes."