Sign Shawcross: Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Stoke defender's display

HowLiverpool fans reacted on Twitter to Stoke defender's display

Liverpool managed an impressive victory against Stoke City on Tuesday night, but their Capital One Cup semi-final first leg win came at a cost.

Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren picked up hamstring injuries, and face a spell on the sidelines.

Lovren's injury places a real strain on the club's defensive options, with midfielder Lucas Leiva having to fill in at the back during the 1-0 win.

Fortunately for the Reds, the transfer window is open, and they can help themselves by strengthening.

Last night as Liverpool faced the Potters, Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross stood out, and remarkably had fans of the Reds calling for his signature.

Shawcross has been capped by England and has been one of the Premier League's most consistent defenders over the past few seasons.

The centre-back made one last man saving tackle and won three aerial duels, completing 89 per cent of his passes. If it had not been for his impact at the back, Stoke could have lost by a higher margin.

Here is a look at the surprising comments from Liverpool fans who want to see Shawcross at the club...

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