Liverpool fans have been reacting to revelations from The Athletic journalist James Pearce after he said that the Reds tried to bring in Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony.
The Reds attempted to capture the services of the Ivorian following the sudden departure of star striker Luis Suarez, who left the club to join Barcelona for £75m in 2014. Brendan Rodgers’ side had just missed out on the Premier League title the season before after finishing two points behind eventual champions Manchester City.
Having lost his best player, he was desperate to find a player that would fill the Uruguayan’s boots and according to The Athletic’s James Pearce, the Northern Irish manager believed that Bony was the man.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) January 9, 2020
He was unable to capture the Swans’ forward and brought in the outspoken striker Mario Balotelli for £16m from AC Milan. Supporters shuddered over the thought of Bony playing for the Merseysiders and made their feelings clear on social media.
Here you will find some of the best comments from Liverpool fans:
Grateful that deal didn’t cross the line
— LFCupNOW (@LivsAreUpNow) January 9, 2020
Don’t know what’s worse
— 🏆6️⃣ (@chielinilookout) January 9, 2020
Those dark days..
— Özden Eratlı (@Ozzie_Eratli) January 9, 2020
— Jürgen Meister🇩🇪 (@SS_LFC) January 9, 2020
We don’t talk about that summer, James.
— Steve🌹 (@Steve7834_) January 9, 2020
Worst transfer window in our entire history
— NaUf (@NaufLFC) January 9, 2020
— mit patel (@mital1979) January 9, 2020
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