By Harvey Byrne
Charlie Austin scored two goals for Southampton in a stunning display against Burnley on Sunday – and Liverpool fans took to Twitter to suggest they wouldn’t mind seeing him line-up at Anfield.
The prolific forward player has been in scintillating form in front of goal on the south coast in the new campaign with seven goals from nine appearances for the Saints.
He increased his goal tally on Sunday afternoon with a calm finish and a penalty in Claude Puel’s side’s 3-1 victory.
Liverpool fans took to social media following the 27-year-old’s performance, with some speculating that he might be the next player to leave Southampton for Anfield.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@SkyFootball Austin and Redmund are the best signings from Southampton. But we already know the fact that Liverpool will buy them next year.
— Aravind Balaji (@AravindBalaji31) October 16, 2016
Expect to Charlie Austin, Forster, Tadic, Redmond, etc, playing for Liverpool next season.
— johnpearson (@johnpearson1516) October 16, 2016
Charlie Austin to Liverpool next summer ?
— simon hodson (@shodson28trfc) October 16, 2016
Charlie Austin to Liverpool in January for 30 million! With this current form
— jarnold (@jackarnold11) October 16, 2016
Charlie Austin to Liverpool in January then so
— Adam Higgins (@AdamHiggz) October 16, 2016
Wooooooo love Austin! Love him and redmond at Liverpool ??
— Roberto Kyrlos (@kyle_bakewell) October 16, 2016
Despite their supporters speculation, Liverpool aren’t struggling in front of goal with an impressive 18 strikes from their first seven fixtures.
The Merseysiders currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League table on 16 points, three behind league leaders Manchester City.
They will face their fierce rivals Manchester United on Monday at Anfield with the Reds looking to add to their five-match winning run.
However, the Red Devils won’t be easy and they sit just three points behind Liverpool in seventh place.
In other Liverpool news, fans reacted on Twitter to the Burnley result v Southampton.