Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Solanke display for England Under-20s
By Derek Smithson
Dominic Solanke delivered a match winning performance for England’s Under-20s on Monday afternoon – and Liverpool fans were delighted on Twitter with his efforts.
The 19-year-old striker scored the only goal of the game as England beat Mexico in the Under-20s World Cup quarter-final.
Solanke struck the pivotal goal early in the second-half after breaking in behind the defence and slotting past the goalkeeper, which gave them a narrow 1-0 scoreline.
Paul Simpson’s side young side will now face Italy in the semi-finals and will be without Tottenham ace Josh Onomah, who was shown a red card in the victory over Mexico.
However, Solanke was the centre of the attention for Liverpool fans after it was confirmed that he recently agreed to move to Anfield.
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The forward will officially join the Merseyside club on 1 July when his contract expires at Chelsea and link up with Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Reds fans on social media revealed their excitement about the display of Solanke and feel he could have a bright future with them.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Chelsea's loss is our gain! Solanke looks a decent player with a good all round game, works hard too. He'll fit into Klopp's system..
— Martin Wisdom (@wiseLFC) June 5, 2017
Solanke scored. Yay ???????????????? #LFC
— Pav El (@pchoud) June 5, 2017
Solanke scoring goals yesss
— Jay (@JayWordenLFC99) June 5, 2017
I'm pretty hype @LFC have Solanke next season
— Malcaveli (@maLc_daddy) June 5, 2017
Not sure if he'll ever be a first team player but if Solanke plays for our U23s he'll bang next year
— Shanta Firmino (@Coppin_LFC) June 5, 2017
Solanke is a product of the Chelsea academy and has impressed for their youth side during recent seasons, but struggled to break into the first team.
The striker made just one senior appearances with the Blues and is now hoping to cut the grade with Liverpool.
Klopp has already shown his willingness to promote youth players in his senior set-up and Solanke will hope to follow in the footsteps of Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold at Anfield.
Solanke has had a taste of first team football in the past during a loan spell with Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, where he scored seven goals in 26 games across all competitions.
In other Liverpool news, a report has detailed how the club’s wages compare to Champions League runners-up Juventus.