According to a report in Spanish publication AS, Liverpool are have shown interest in signing Real Sociedad ace Diego Llorente this summer, and some Reds fans took to Twitter to react to the speculation.
The 25-year-old defender, being versatile can also play as a deep-lying midfielder, and the Merseyside club has opened the bidding with a €25 million (£22 million) offer.
Llorente can prove to be a worthwhile buy for Liverpool for such an affordable price.
The Spanish international has played 23 matches this season in La Liga and Copa Del Ray.
Since Liverpool already have Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren as centre-back options, so there doesn’t really seem to be a place for another central defender until Klopp sell one of them for Llorente to fit in the lineup.
And some Liverpool fans took to Twitter, sharing their mixed reactions over rumours linking of their club for Llorente..
No don’t do it 😡
— Blob (@martian12343) May 25, 2019
Too slender for a CB. Look at his stats the past season. Lots of muscle injuries. Not better than Lovren. Start your novena guys for him to stay uninjured.
— Will (@Will68434231) May 27, 2019
No de legit then
— leon – Lfc (@leongillo) May 25, 2019
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) May 27, 2019
With injury records of Gomez, Lovren and Matip I personally do think we need a 5th centre back
— Craig (@Craig70614642) May 27, 2019
Think we should sell dejan and get this fella
— The hand of Alisson (@beckerbegood) May 27, 2019
Would be a great signing for 25 mil
— Nhasiaj (@ijtjtrj) May 24, 2019
Listen u less lovern is sold we won’t be buying and centre bks
— stirls 657 (@stirls28) May 27, 2019
Yerry Mina better
— Empurau (@OctopusPrime9) May 27, 2019
— #YNWALorisMo50 (@MattiasArvidss1) May 25, 2019
prefer gomez at 100 percent
— Ethan Paterson (@elp_lfc) May 24, 2019
What you think about it..??
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