Liverpool fans react on Twitter to reports Manchester City want Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard takes a question during a pregame press conference

The Premier League champions have been linked with a shock move for the Reds skipper.

Steven Gerrard is a shock transfer candidate for Premier League champions Manchester City, according to the Daily Mail.

The Liverpool skipper has recently spoken to the press about the possibility of playing his football away from Anfield should the Reds not offer him a new contract.

Reports do suggest, however, that Liverpool will offer Gerrard a new deal if he is willing to accept less playing time on Merseyside.

But City boss Manuel Pellegrini has spoken highly of the the 34-year-old and the Mail claim that the Manchester club hold an interest in bringing the veteran to the Etihad Stadium, just as they have done with Chelsea legend Frank Lampard this season.

Meanwhile, the same paper also claim Gerrard is a target for an MLS side.

Needless to say, the ongoing speculation has prompted quite a response from Liverpool fans. And it is a mixed response, it has to be said.

A definite majority of Reds fans would be sad to see their captain leave for a Premier League rival, while many believe it simply won't happen.

Others, however, feel Gerrard deserves a league title - and has no chance of getting one at Anfield. At the same time, some Liverpool fans also feel the 34-year-old is past his best and would encourage him to leave Merseyside.

Here are the best supporter reactions to the reports on Twitter. What a shock move it would be...

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