Liverpool fans think Jürgen Klopp might be eyeing up Jamaal Lascelles for a future transfer.
Klopp is well known for his relationships with players, and not just those who play for Liverpool.
Sadio Mane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both received hugs off Klopp before their move to Liverpool, and his embraces with players like Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero show he has no problem sharing the love for rivals he admires.
Another Klopp trait Liverpool fans love is his strangely intense style of watching opposition teams warm up. Klopp is often seen stood at the half way line in a wide stance with his arms crossed watching rival teams warm up.
Klopp’s gaze on Saturday was directed at Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles, and Liverpool fans think it means he’s their next transfer target.
Klopp stared intently at Virgil van Dijk’s warm-up for Southampton last season, and Reds’ fans suspect he is eyeing the Newcastle captain as a future partner for the Dutchman…
Klopp stood and watched Lascelles for a good 5 mins during the warm up today. Vividly remember him doing the same with VVD earlier this season
— LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) March 3, 2018
Lascelles joined Newcastle in 2014 after a successful stint at Nottingham Forest, and has been one of the Magpies’ most consistent performers under Rafa Benitez.
If Newcastle get relegated, the Englishman may look to jump ship, and Liverpool fans have already decided his next destination. Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
He was shopping today….. it was obvious, just like he did with VVD
— Sarah (@goobervision) March 3, 2018
Must have a thing for tall center backs
— Jack Moore (@Jack_Moore7) March 3, 2018
He’s definitely one for the future so I couldn’t fault him if he was watching Lascelles, really rate him I do!
— Ben Collier (@Collier17) March 4, 2018
Would be happy to see him partner VVD. Have rated him for some time.
— Eamonn Campbell (@1892eamonn) March 3, 2018
Future lfc player
— Mike Curtis (@slim_curtis92) March 3, 2018
I’ve rated Lascelles for a while now. Big strong commanding. With Him and Big Virgil we’d never get bullied again!!
— Ciaran Sheridan (@ciaranpsheridan) March 3, 2018