Liverpool fans are very glad the club did not splash out on Nicolas Pepe.
Liverpool were strongly linked with a move for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe in the summer – although reports were very conflicting.
French newspaper L’Equipe claimed Liverpool submitted an offer for the Ivory Coast international before he chose Arsenal.
The Mail claimed Liverpool held no interest, however.
So far, Pepe has given Liverpool absolutely no reason to feel like they missed out.
Against Manchester United in a draw for Arsenal at Old Trafford, Pepe had a game on a big stage to prove a point.
His performance against Liverpool had been hammered previously. Last night only led to more of the same.
He came into the match having scored his first goal a week earlier, from the penalty spot.
It did not help him. Arsenal substituted him in the second half, while leaving young winger Bukaro Saka on. It was the right decision, he was better.
Pepe had two shots in the first half, and in the second he looked more of a liability than an asset, giving the ball away and breaking down his own side’s counter attacks.
Liverpool supporters were left feeling very satisfied that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp did not push for Pepe. Especially with their fantastic start to the season.
Many accounts on Twitter were bagging and shouting for #LFC to sign Fekir and Pépé..and thankfully those who “run” those accounts do not run my club.— The Egyptian Kop (@TheEgyptianKop) September 30, 2019
Liverpool knew what they were doing by not signing Pepe.. time for our fanbase to start trusting Klopp and Edwards #LFC— tanya. da 5’9” (@txnnya) September 30, 2019
Tell you what, #LFC had a lucky escape with this Pepe fella— Sam Ives (@SamIves10) September 30, 2019
Seeing a load of reds who wanted Pepe in the summer now saying they never wanted him #LFC— Scouse (@ColossusFunBets) September 30, 2019
Remember when some were kicking off at Klopp for not splashing the cash on Pepe…— LFC_Tonks (@LFC_Tonks) September 30, 2019
Who would have known that Jurgen knew better than Jim from Swindon? Crazy! #LFC
Remember when our fans went into a meltdown because we didnt spend £72m on Pepe— Dan LFC (@Dan19LFC) September 30, 2019
Yes its early days and all that, but he doesnt give me the impression that hes going to settle well in the PL whatsoever
File it as reason #20136 that Klopp knows best #LFC #MUNARS