This Liverpool fan account has caused outrage on Twitter today by suggesting that Dimitar Berbatov would be a better signing for the Reds than Danny Ings, who has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield.
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I will get hammered for this, but Berbatov to as a free agent is better than paying £6m for Ings.
— Liverpool Family (@lfc_family) June 2, 2015
The tweet has since been picked up by talkSPORT and received further criticism from disgruntled supporters, who have been comparing the former Manchester United man with current squad member Mario Balotelli.
@lfc_family Berba is Slow, lazy and moody & would offer no resale value. Ings will have immediate resale value of £5m + even if he fails
— Stuart Baggs (@Baggsie13) June 2, 2015
Berbatov is a free agent after leaving AS Monaco. He scored 18 goals in 53 appearances for the French giants, helping them reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season and finish third in the Ligue 1 table this year.
The 34-year-old Bulgarian has bags of experience, having played in the Premier League with Tottenham, Manchester United and Fulham, but despite his prolific record he was never able to shake the ‘lazy’ tag that he has long-since been accredited with.
He’s netted 275 goals in his 630 game club career but it’s easy to see why most Liverpool fans would prefer Ings, who at just 22 has the potential to be a big-hit on Merseyside in the future.
The England Under-21 international scored 11 goals this season, although he failed to prevent Burnley’s instant return to the Championship. He’s been linked with a number of other clubs, including Real Sociedad, but Sky Sports carry quotes from the Spanish side which appear to rule out a possible move.
Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay told reporters: “We have monitored him since the winter transfer market. But we have not spoken to Ings’ entourage for almost a month now.
“I don’t think he’s an easy candidate to arrive to La Real. He has a lot of offers from England and we will have to wait to see what he decides. But it looks highly unlikely that he will join us.”