Liverpool supporters in the Transfer Tavern have once again been bemoaning their side’s defensive frailties after seeing the Reds throw away a three-goal lead to only draw 3-3 with Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday night, thus having to wait to book their place in the last 16 of the competition.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their penultimate group stage clash off the back of four straight wins in all competitions, in which time they had conceded just the one goal. And the Merseyside giants looked on course for a fifth victory on the spin as they raced to a 3-0 lead at half time thanks to a brace from Roberto Firmino and a strike from Sadio Mane, only for things to go horribly wrong after the break. A Wissam Ben Yedder brace got the Spanish side right back into the contest after an hour, but they had to wait until the 93rd minute to snatch a point through Guido Pizarro.
Thus, there are many disappointed and frustrated Liverpool fans in the Tavern at present wondering exactly how their team have failed to win at Sevilla on Tuesday night, a result which leaves them a point away from booking their spot in the Champions League knockout stages.
But many are already turning their attentions away from the football and towards the January transfer window, with several discussing a recent report which suggests that the Reds are keeping tabs on Sheffield United starlet David Brooks.
The 20-year-old only made his senior debut for the Blades back in August 2016 but has gone from strength to strength since then, with one goal and two assists in 15 Championship appearances this term propelling him into Chris Wilder’s regular first team plans.
And his excellent work in the Blades midfield has reportedly attracted the attention of Klopp and Liverpool, as well as Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham, and were the Reds able to land the Wales international in January, here are TWO other stars who could follow him to Anfield…