It appears to be increasingly likely that Georginio Wijnaldum will be a Red by the end of the transfer window.
The deal has come out of nowhere – we can’t recall seeing his name linked with a move to Anfield at any point this summer, which goes to show just how little the mainstream UK newspapers really know about who Klopp has his eye on.
Given the suddenness of the move, Liverpool fans haven’t really had a chance to debate the relative merits of the player or where he’d fit into our current squad.
Unsurprisingly, therefore, Twitter has gone bonkers. Where would he play? Is it a good deal?
Here’s a small taste of what fans around the country have been saying:
@empireofthekop wijnaldum are going to fight for their place in the midfield as can is surely gonna be a starter
— Roshan Mahessar (@RoshanMahessar) July 18, 2016
@empireofthekop Firmino can be used upfront as a striker, Wijnaldum behind him, with Coutinho on the left and Mane on the right.Looks great.
— Francesco Gauci (@FranG_LFC) July 18, 2016
@empireofthekop Have a feeling Lallana, Henderson and Milner may not be regular starters if this deal gets done.
— aaron itodo (@aaronitodo1) July 18, 2016
20m for Wijnaldum is not a bad deal for Liverpool tbh. Not the best but considering their status atm, he’s of decent enough quality
— Black Dante. (@Caramoe12) July 18, 2016
Wijnaldum scored v Liverpool, United & Spurs last season, not bad
— Keep Sturridge! (@StevieGForcee) July 18, 2016
@Rowberry_ I’m a Chelsea fan actually haha, I just love wijnaldum and know he would work great in your system
— Tim (@tdelia96) July 18, 2016
Apparently #LFC wants Wijnaldum because someone wants to leave. You fuckers would say anything just to stay negative huh?!
— Kønflict (@ItuByNature) July 18, 2016
Mane Coutinho Wijnaldum
— Craig (@CraigYB1989) July 18, 2016
Clyne Matip Sakho Moreno
Mané Firmino Coutinho
— Liverpool FC (@LFCTeamChat) July 18, 2016
Wijnaldum…really? Jonas Hector first wouldnt be a better deal? #LFC
— Pedro J. Salazar C. (@ppedrossalazar) July 18, 2016
Mane Sturridge Firmino
— …. (@WutangYaNan) July 18, 2016