Many Liverpool fans have been reacting in delight to reports linking their club with a move for Lille defender Sven Botman.
According to Foot Mercato (via GFFN), the reigning Premier League champions made contact with Botman’s agent last month about a possible future transfer, with Inter Milan and Ajax also believed to be interested.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez for the foreseeable future after both players suffered serious knee injuries towards the front end of the 2020/21 campaign.
Botman has attracted rave reviews, with French media stating that the rising star ‘muzzled’ AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Europa League action – indeed, Botman mustered up a 7.1 match rating in a 3-0 win vs Milan, while Zlatan was withdrawn after an hour with a 6.4, via Whoscored. He has even been compared to Virgil van Dijk in terms of playing style.
Should Liverpool sign Sven Botman?
With this in mind, these supporters were hugely excited about the prospect of bringing the 6 foot 4 defender to Anfield, with many fans seemingly desperate to see the move happen sooner rather than later.
Botman on Anfield radar
Oh my god https://t.co/Nn7ygm227H
— Ronnie (@RLFC__098) December 22, 2020
We move 😎 pic.twitter.com/ij83fjOWPX
— ThiagoSZN (@6ThiagoSZN) December 22, 2020
— Abubakar ali (@Abubaka94839749) December 22, 2020
COME ON!!! None of this kabak rubbish https://t.co/ZswcCtn6no
— 🐘 (@wijnning) December 22, 2020
I’m on my knees https://t.co/9e6OvfF7Jj
— Cameron (@Cameronn8_) December 22, 2020
ON MY KNEEESSS
— ‘ (@lfcfamz) December 22, 2020
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