Liverpool are reportedly one of four clubs interested in signing West Ham midfielder Declan Rice next summer.
The Reds are believed to have joined the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City in the battle for the 22-year-old.
Considering that manager Jurgen Klopp is not in desperate need of another holding midfielder, and the fact that Rice could cost £100m, supporters on Twitter are very sceptical about the reports:
We don't need him
— D.E (@Auxanooo) September 3, 2021
waste of time nailed on for Chelsea
— ?? ?????? ? ?? (@shangri_la121) September 3, 2021
— TAASzn (@takumilfc) September 3, 2021
We can't even afford Bowen….
— Reds81 (@Reds8111) September 3, 2021
Again nonsense stories over the next summer.. And it will be same as this summer next summer
— Ruud17 (@ruud1711rv) September 3, 2021
— Reece ?? (@ToyeStory) September 3, 2021
No thanks. Good player but not paying 80m+ for Fabihno lite
— Mark McGee (@MarkMcGee87) September 3, 2021
Not happening, too expensive and wouldn't start for us anyways
— ? (@LTransfers) September 3, 2021
Liverpool couldn't afford Chicken Fried Rice
— *Ryan Eastwood* (@e7sty) September 3, 2021
It wouldn’t be surprising if Liverpool’s scouting department are keeping tabs on Rice, especially as he is the right age and a homegrown talent. Over the past two years, the England international has developed into an extremely effective player in the middle of the park for the Hammers.
The fact is, though, if you take Rice’s valuation into account, he would never be a realistic target for the Merseyside club. Fans are probably right to put this one down as purely paper talk.