Liverpool fans have reacted on Twitter to Ousmane Dembele's move to Borussia Dortmund by suggesting it could help them secure Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze.
Dortmund confirmed on Thursday afternoon that they had completed a move for the highly rated French youngster ahead of next season.
The move has been regarded as an extremely smart move from Thomas Tuchel’s side, and partly as a reaction to rivals Bayern Munich signing Renato Sanches.
Liverpool fans are not quite as pleased though; having hoped it would be their club signing the forward this summer.
The same report claims he was impressed by the plan the German boss put forward to him, although it apparently wasn’t impressive enough to convince him Liverpool should be his next destination.
Their fans have reacted with disappointment on Twitter as a result, but some are pleased nonetheless, anticipating it may help their attempts to lure Mario Gotze from Bayern Munich.
That's a bad one, Dembele could have been A+ for us. https://t.co/HT9wiF8uYx— Raja Sarmad (@RajaSarmad) May 12, 2016
Envious of Dortmund for signing Dembele. Bundesliga, namely BVB, is a great place for him to develop and become a star though.— Noor Patterson (@NoorPatty) May 12, 2016
Dembele €15m ..— Mohd Nazli (@mr_apop) May 12, 2016
€15m for Ousmane Dembele, probably the biggest prospect in the world right now... #bargain— Brad (@HendoRabona) May 12, 2016
Right we lost out on Dembele to Dortmund let's not them Gotze as well— Kieran (@Kieran_LFC10) May 12, 2016
Gutted that we didn't get dembele. Probably means we will get gotze. We still lack pace in behind though . Dembele was a much better fit— Rob (@RN1LFC) May 12, 2016
We knew Dembele would join Dortmund. Don't think they'll sign Gotze now. Hopefully he's coming to us. #LFC— Matt✌️ (@Cxrvo) May 12, 2016
Dortmund announced Ousmane Dembele. Gotze to Liverpool then. #lfc— Jason (@Liverpoolbrotha) May 12, 2016
Dembele chase over. We'd better get Gotze then— fd (@FUNK__DOC) May 12, 2016
Dembele to Dortmund then. Good move for both parties IMO. Also means Dortmund would seem unlikely to go for Götze as well— LFC Street (@_Est_1980_) May 12, 2016
Why would Dembele signing for BvB mean we'll be getting Gotze? Both play in different positions!— 5th is Par (@keswickbro) May 12, 2016