While Manchester City fans were bidding farewell to midfielder Yaya Toure, Liverpool supporters were mulling over the idea of the experienced player joining their ranks.
The Ivory Coast international will become a free agent this summer when he departs the Etihad Stadium following an eight-year spell.
Toure’s time at City has not been without its controversy – birthday cake furore comes to mind – but the 34-year-old has won three Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup with the blue half of Manchester.
It is no huge surprise that Pep Guardiola has opted against keeping hold of Toure given that the ageing midfielder is unlikely to win a regular place in the team.
However, the former Barcelona star, who has won five league titles in his football career so far, still has plenty to offer a team if managed correctly.
If Toure is willing to accept that he will not be the first name on the teamsheet every week, then he could be an influential figure.
Some Liverpool fans feel that the Ivorian’s experience would be a beneficial addition to Jurgen Klopp’s team.
It helps that Toure has admitted that he wants to stay in England and continue to compete at a “high level”.
I’d take Yaya toure at @LFC, he’d be a great squad player
— JOD (@JamesOD92) May 10, 2018
Would take Yaya Toure at Liverpool, 10000%
— Jay (@SaIahesque) May 9, 2018
Would you take Yaya Toure at Liverpool? I would just for the song
— Ed Kopite (@KenyanKopite) May 9, 2018
I want Yaya Toure at @LFC . how many powerful, goal scoring, team leader box to box midfielders are out there? With his experience and trophy winning pedigree this man can do great things. Because he is older I would want him to be a bit deep lying to keep him fresh #YNWA #LFC
— TheEconomicMercenary (@tamukova) May 10, 2018
Yaya Toure on a free?
His brother put in a shift for #LFC … why not.
— Champions League Final Bananae Bananner (@majorleak2017) May 9, 2018
— LFC JOHNO (@Ajohno85) May 9, 2018
— Kc ahmed (@Mrkc999) May 9, 2018
I’d take Yaya Toure at LFC to play as a #6. He isn’t arsed, usually, but Klopp is king of motivating
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) May 8, 2018