Liverpool reportedly want to sign the La Liga ace.
According to a report from Spanish publication AS, Liverpool are interested in signing Real Sociedad ace Diego Llorente this summer, and some Reds fans took to Twitter in reaction to the speculation.
The 25-year-old is a centre-back by trade, but he can also operate as a deep-lying midfielder, and the Reds have reportedly opened the bidding with a €25 million (£22 million) offer.
Llorente is a solid player, and for just £22 million, he might prove to be good value for Liverpool.
There will be question marks hanging over his head, however, regarding whether he possesses the physical attributes needed to be a success in the Premier League, what with its robust nature.
Liverpool already have Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren as centre-back options, so unless Jurgen Klopp wants to sell one of those, there doesn’t really seem to be the need for another central defender.
And some Liverpool fans took to Twitter, sharing their disdain for the rumours linking their club with a move for Llorente…
No don’t do it— Blob (@martian12343) 25 May 2019
Too slender for a CB. Look at his stats the past season. Lots of muscle injuries. Not better than Lovren. Start your novena guys for him to stay uninjured.— Will (@Will68434231) 27 May 2019
No de legit then— leon – Lfc (@leongillo) 25 May 2019
He’s terrible— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) 27 May 2019
With injury records of Gomez, Lovren and Matip I personally do think we need a 5th centre back— Craig (@Craig70614642) 27 May 2019
Think we should sell dejan and get this fella— The hand of Alisson (@beckerbegood) 27 May 2019
Would be a great signing for 25 mil— Nhasiaj (@ijtjtrj) 24 May 2019
Listen u less lovern is sold we won’t be buying and centre bks— stirls 657 (@stirls28) 27 May 2019
Yerry Mina better— Empurau (@OctopusPrime9) 27 May 2019
who’s that?— #YNWALorisMo50 (@MattiasArvidss1) 25 May 2019
prefer gomez at 100 percent— Ethan Paterson (@elp_lfc) 24 May 2019