By Amir Mir
It has emerged that Liverpool are interested in signing Moussa Sissoko – and it is fair to say quite a few supporters on Twitter were not too happy with the club’s reported transfer target.
As reported by Football Insider, the club are favourites to seal a deal for the Newcastle attacking midfielder.
French publication L’Equipe claim that the Merseyside outfit are in pole position to land the 26-year-old as they look to make further additions to their squad ahead of the 2016-17 Premier League season.
Sissoko is contracted to the Toon until June 2019 but could be tempted by an immediate move back to the Premier League with Liverpool rather than fighting for promotion in the Championship next season.
But, after the club-record signing of Sadio Mane from Southampton for a potential £38.5million, there is a strong feeling the club do not need another right-sided attacker.
Additionally, some Anfield supporters felt the winger’s relegation with Newcastle in the 2015-16 Premier League made him damaged goods.
However, some felt Sissoko can provide pace, power and goals to a technically gifted Liverpool line-up that does not score as many goals as it could
Here are some of their reactions on Twitter:
@NewsLiverpool Please don’t say this one is true. why do we need Moussa Sissoko? we can get much better players them him!
— Lee Sadler (@Kopite_PDC_Fan) 1 July 2016
— Alex O’Connell (@heggzy) 30 June 2016
@LFCZA he can do a job… But let’s not overpay
— Farid Zantout (@funkybrew) 30 June 2016
Hope these sissoko rumours are true. Lots of fans will disagree i’m sure but i Like him. Big, strong and powerful runner with goals. #LFC
— LFC YNWA (@davyrug) 1 July 2016
@TEAMtalk what do we need moussa for….
— ike faniepalms (@ikefaniepalms) 1 July 2016
— Ste McGreal (@SteMcgreal) 30 June 2016
— Richard Murphy (@papasmurf1601) 30 June 2016
@GFFN no thanks we already signed mane for right side
— RasheedLFC (@rasheedlfc) 30 June 2016
@GFFN lol please no.
— origi pyjamas (@yrocjp7) 30 June 2016
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