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13th Jan, 2017 | 7:47pm

The title race is on: Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Diego Costa reported bombshell

By Emma Sanders

Liverpool fans have reacted with amusement and excitement on Twitter after it was revealed Diego Costa has been dropped from Chelsea’s playing squad ahead of their clash against Leicester.

According to Sky Sports News HQ’s official Twitter account, the striker has not trained for three days because a £30m-a-year offer from a club in China has unsettled him.

Costa could be tempted by a huge record-breaking move to China which would come as a huge blow and a bombshell for Antonio Costa’s side.

BBC Sport suggests the striker has had a dispute over his fitness with one of the club’s coaches.

Liverpool fans were absolutely delighted when they heard the news their Premier League rivals could possibly be losing their best player in the January transfer window.

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Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:

Costa is the Premier League’s top goal-scorer so far this season having netted a sensational 14 goals in 19 league appearances and he has been a crucial member of Conte’s side.

His goals have helped Chelsea soar up the league table and into the top spot, five points ahead of Liverpool who currently sit in second place.

The striker is not well liked by opposition fans and he has had a number of scraps with Liverpool players in past encounters including Martin Skrtel and skipper Jordan Henderson.

In other Liverpool news, Jurgen Klopp has been handed a major boost ahead of the clash against United.

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