The Premier League title might be in the bag for Liverpool but that didn’t stop their supporters casting a curious eye over Chelsea’s game last night.
Frank Lampard’s team failed to build on their win over Manchester City which handed Liverpool their first league title in 30 years, slipping to a 3-2 defeat against West Ham.
For Liverpool supporters, however, it was a chance to run the rule over Brazilian forward Willian. The 31-year-old is out of contract in the summer and looks set to leave Stamford Bridge after seven years in West London.
It would appear that some Liverpool fans would like the speedster to head north; signing terms with the reigning champions.
The trickster signing for the Reds might not be totally unreasonable. In April he was linked by the Spanish media with a move to the club (Sport).
Given the financial landscape of football after the recent hiatus, plenty of clubs might choose to operate sensibly during the summer.
With Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all in blistering form this season, wholesale changes certainly aren’t required for Jurgen Klopp.
With that in mind, Liverpool fans took to Twitter to last night to rave about the performance of Willian.
Many believe he could be the man to provide some decent competition for Mane’s place; although his versatility would make him an exceptionally strong squad player.
The ex-Shakhtar man is paid £138,000-a-week by Chelsea and certainly wouldn’t break the bank in that sense.
Willian scored twice at the London Stadium last night, leaving Liverpool fans in no doubt as to what Klopp should do this summer.
Here is a selection of tweets from Liverpool supporters saluting the performance of the 69-time international star.
He’d be a fantastic back up I’d take him no doubt
— SosaSzn (@LFCSosa) July 1, 2020
Make it happen. Baller.
— . (@LFCOxlade) July 1, 2020
Unbelievable if we do, he’s still got the potential to be a regular starter in our team imo, ticks all the boxes.
— ً (@fxqial) July 1, 2020
— Premier League Champions 19/20 (@MoSalaholic11) July 1, 2020
Absolute steal. Such a classy player, would be a great backup to Mo & Sadio. A player who could potentially cost £40m-£50m on a free, definitely something we should consider especially if FSG don't want to spend big.
— Dan Large (@DanLarge04) July 1, 2020
Willian deal could be a smart one for Liverpool. Still very quick for a 31-year-old, he’s versatile, and as we know, our recruitment team wanted him in 2013. If Shaqiri is leaving, then he could be the ideal stop-gap for when we go for another attacker next summer.
— Dom (@Frankly2Shankly) July 1, 2020
100 perfect fantastic cover and still has he's pace
— SADIOSALAH (@SADIOSALAH9) July 1, 2020