Many Liverpool fans were excited to discover that their team are looking at bringing West Ham United defender Issa Diop to Anfield this month.
According to The Athletic, the 24-year-old is attracting interest from Merseyside amid their catastrophic injury outbreak in defence, with all four of their main options unavailable.
Diop has found himself out of favour this season, making just three Premier League starts and accumulating only 297 minutes of game time (Whoscored).
Both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have been ruled out for the foreseeable future for the Reds, while Joel Matip and Fabinho both picked up injuries before or during their 3-1 win against Tottenham on Thursday.
This leaves Liverpool with no established centre-backs to choose from, with the transfer window due to close in a matter of days.
Would you approve of Issa Diop moving to Liverpool?
Despite Diop’s lack of action this term, some supporters reacted in delight after the report emerged on Friday evening, with many making their feelings clear via @TheAnfieldTalk on Twitter. One supporter said it would be an “unbelievable” signing.
Diop links spark excitement
“Wouldn’t mind him actually”
“Taking him all day long”
“I’ll take him 100%”
“Yes yes yes. Young, experienced and cheap”
“I like him, replacement Matip and Nat and Gomez and Lovren”
“This would be an unbelievable signing”
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