Liverpool fans react on Twitter to James Rodriguez speculation

Bayern Munich's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez (C) vies with Celtic's Swedish defender Mikael Lustig (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Celtic and...

Liverpool have been linked with a move for James Rodriguez.

Bayern Munich's Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez (C) vies with Celtic's Swedish defender Mikael Lustig (R) during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Celtic and...

Liverpool are interested in a move for Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, report Spanish outlet Don Balon.

A potential deal is described as 'difficult', with Rodriguez in the midst of a two-year loan at Bayern Munich.

But it is claimed Liverpool have taken notice of the 26-year-old's displays, which have seen him score four times and provide five assists this season.

James Rodriguez of Real Madrid CF in action  during the La Liga match between Granada CF v Real Madrid CF at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on May 6, 2017 in Granada, Spain.

Rodriguez was signed in 2014 after a stunning World Cup for Colombia for 80 million Euros, a fee at the time equating to £63 million.

He was an instant hit, scoring 13 times and providing 13 assists in his first season, but he fell out of favour at Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane's appointment.

Liverpool are said to be searching for a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, sold to Barcelona this month, and Rodriguez has the talent to fill the void.

James Rodriguez of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring the first goal during the La Liga match between Granada CF v Real Madrid CF at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on May 6, 2017 in...

This is certainly not the first time Rodriguez has been linked to Liverpool, but their need for him this time around is a little greater than previously thanks to Coutinho's departure.

A deal is certainly unlikely this January but in the summer the Reds may perhaps have a chance of persuading Real to try and break their agreement with Bayern if there is a clause allowing them to do so.

Here is a look at how Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to the rumours...

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