Chants of you’ll never walk alone were ringing out in the Transfer Tavern last night, after Liverpool recorded an emphatic victory against Manchester City at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s side made a huge statement of intent in the Premier League yesterday as they did what no other side have managed to achieve so far this season by inflicting defeat on Pep Guardiola’s City slickers. The heavyweight fixture at Anfield was a truly enthralling encounter, as both sides were clearly playing for nothing less than three points.
The clash against City was Liverpool’s first fixture since the departure of Philippe Coutinho was officially confirmed earlier this week.
However, the brilliant performances of Oxlade-Chamberlain and Georginio Wijnaldum in central midfield made sure that the Brazilian’s absence was no more than a minor afterthought.
Despite the dominating midfield displays of the aforementioned players, the Liverpool fans are still eager to see a quality player arrive at Anfield this month to replace Coutinho.
Plenty of names have been discussed on Twitter by the Liverpool supporters in recent days, but the latest name to gain popularity is West Ham United’s Argentinian ace Manuel Lanzini.
Lanzini’s popularity rose considerably this weekend after he scored a brace against Huddersfield in West Ham’s 4-1 victory at The John Smith’s Stadium.
Here’s what the Liverpool fans had to say about a potential move for Lanzini this month following his match winning performance for The Hammers…
and now confirm Emre is signing a new contract and Lanzini and Mahrez are ready to sign the contract and i will kiss your feets pete
Seriously impressed with West Ham lately… Arnautovic is now consistent too…
Lanzini is quality wouldn’t mind if we tried to sign him in the future pic.twitter.com/hRG63O9cHi
— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) January 14, 2018
Ngl I said this last week and got pitchforks, not as good as Philipe just yet but real potential to be good.
— Manny (@Manny_Official) January 14, 2018
great talent and a great replacement for Coutinho plays very similarly to him as well. and is south american.
— Rafa (@Official_Rafa10) January 14, 2018
Announce Lanzini @LFC
— Cameron (@MagicKeita) January 13, 2018
#MOTD2 surely it's only a matter of time before Lanzini moves on. Could definitely see him fitting into the Liverpool team perfectly!
— Josh Earl (@josh_earl3) January 14, 2018
If Liverpool want a similar player to Coutinho, just go for Lanzini. He’s like the 2.0 version #baller
— Mark (@sparkz91) January 14, 2018
— Joe (@_JoeCurran) January 13, 2018
Even with the arrival of Naby Keita i would love to have Lanzini in our squad, would be ideal for our style! #Liverpool
— Ahmed Essam (@AhmedEssamEldi2) January 13, 2018
If liverpool can replace Coutinho with Lanzini it'll be a perfect replacement
— Chief (@Roi_JAY) January 13, 2018