Liverpool are linked with Virgil Van Dijk on Monday and Southampton are linked with Daniel Sturridge on Tuesday…
On Wednesday? SWAP DEAL!
There’s no indication either transfer rumour has any truth in it in the first place, but this hasn’t stopped a hypothetical Twitter debate ensuing regarding whether as a Liverpool fan you’d accept a straight swap between the Dutch centre-back and our currently benched forward.
Fans are polarised, but we’d suggest the sensible ones are having absolutely none of it. Sturridge is a proven, top quality striker who scores goals every single time he gets a run in the side. We’ll need him this season; the fact he’s currently a sub is irrelevant considering the number of games coming up.
If we want to go for the defender, fine – but not at the expense of Sturridge.
Fans suggesting otherwise have very, very short memories.
Imagine being happy to swap Sturridge for Van Dijk ?
— Goose (@Goose_PW) November 23, 2016
I wondered when the Van Dijk/ Sturridge swap rumours would start. Would you take it? #LFC
— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) November 23, 2016
Would you swap Sturridge for Van Dijk?
— Olé (@Ole_LFC) November 23, 2016
Even though this is unlikely, would you swap Sturridge for Virgil van Dijk?
— Dinesh Kumar (@DHardayal) November 22, 2016
“I’d swap Sturridge for Van Dijk” pic.twitter.com/1uEl51kEJb
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) November 23, 2016
— Shaq (@SIRashid83) November 23, 2016
I don’t think we’re going to swap Sturridge for Van Dijk. Think DS will leave in the summer, if Klopp finds the replacement he wants. #LFC
— Connor Merritt (@ConnorMerritt95) November 23, 2016
Alright…..here we go, I’d swap Sturridge……………………..for Van Dijk.
— Garth (@GarthHastings23) November 23, 2016
Straight swap sturridge for van dijk anyone?
— Djafu (@DjafuMerseyside) November 23, 2016
If it takes giving Sturridge to Southampton for Van Dijk then snap their hands off. Watched him many times at Celtic. World class. #Lfc
— Tyler Smith (@Tyl3r_Smith) November 22, 2016
— Charlie G (@charliegillno1) November 23, 2016
Sturridge for Van Dijk is an awful enough trade but imagine wanting to give them 10m as well
— ○ (@COMMXNISM) November 23, 2016
People saying they would swap Sturridge for Van Dijk. Give your head a shake.
— Rashid Mahmood (@RashidMahmood91) November 23, 2016
Real tough call on Sturridge in Jan, we’d be mad to sell mid season but if it gets Van Dijk to LFC and not united id be on that
— RedPool (@no1confused) November 23, 2016