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Liverpool fans react as club reportedly battling Manchester United for Barcelona defender
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Liverpool fans react as club reportedly battling Manchester United for Barcelona defender

Liverpool have been reportedly scouting Barcelona ace Ronald Araujo for the best part of 2021 – and Liverpool fans have reacted on Twitter.

Araujo, 22, is impressing in a poor Barcelona side – having broken into the team under the guidance of Ronald Koeman. He started on Saturday.

Since taking over as manager, Xavi has started Araujo twice in his three games – and brought him on as a substitute in the other.

The Uruguay international looks to be a regular member of Xavi’s new Barcelona. Whether he might have to sell him, is another matter.

Barcelona’s woeful finances remain. Araujo might have to go, if a decent offer is placed. He is close to entering the last 18 months of his contract.

ESPN reported over the weekend that Liverpool and Manchester United are interested in Araujo, with the Reds scouting him for much of 2021.

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What are Liverpool fans saying about Barcelona ace Araujo?

Liverpool hardly need another centre-back. Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez currently act as cover for Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip.

Still on the books are Nat Phillips, Rhys Williams and Ben Davies – though the latter duo are out on loan. Liverpool could do with a right-back.

But Neco Williams is cover for Trent Alexander-Arnold and has been in good form of late. However, Araujo is a big improvement.

Liverpool fans have responded to the news that Araujo could emerge as a target for the Reds. Many are seemingly keen to bring him in.

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