Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi made a rare start and scored a good goal in his side’s 3-0 Europa League victory against Malmo at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night, and fans of Premier League rivals Liverpool were quick to react.
Despite the west London outfit’s struggles in recent weeks and the obvious talent the 18-year-old has, he has only played 74 minutes of Premier League football under Maurizio Sarri this term, compared to 311 minutes in Europe.
While he may not have had the minutes on the pitch he perhaps deserves, he has shown that he can deliver when he has an opportunity – as he did against the Swedish club with some brilliant control on the right, before he fired a low shot past the goalkeeper – scoring three goals and providing a further three assists in 14 first-team outings.
The England U19 international was heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich in January and should their Champions League last 16 opponents ever make a move, then it would be with a view to him competing with stars such as Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri for a spot in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI at Anfield.
Liverpool supporters took to social media to have their say on the talented teenager, and while one said “Klopp would make Hudson-Odoi a monster”, another said “Klopp could take him to the next level”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Went to Stamford Bridge today and can confirm Hudson Odoi is an absolute baller ???? really want him to leave Chelsea. Would love him at Liverpool. Sancho is still the #1 English talent imo though.
— Shanta Firmino (@Coppin_LFC) February 21, 2019
I like CHO and based on ability i’d take him at Liverpool but when it comes to price, i think Chelsea would want crazy money and i think we could find better players for cheaper in europe.
— Andy (@AndyTheRed83) February 21, 2019
Klopp would make Hudson odoi a monster
— dean (@deanregan86) February 21, 2019
Liverpool need a Hudson Odoi type player.
We lack this dimension in our squad
— Dijkinho (@Dijkinho) February 21, 2019
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I don’t get the hype at all. Head down and runs to the wing attempts cross. Be as well signing Jordon Ibe back ?♂️
— Craig (@Craig9Steveson) February 21, 2019
Would be a great option to bring on if its not clicking for salah. I think we sometime relay too much on the fullbacks to get to the line and whip a cross in. But i also understand its a tactic and salah n mane are more then capable of it.
— RedBlood (@RedBloodYNWA) February 21, 2019
been saying it for ages I rate him highly…Klopp could take him to the next level and the €45m it would take to land him is a no brainer imo
— DrunkFirmino (@Lemark443) February 22, 2019
Agree with you 100% imagine what Klopp could do with him. ?
— Dan (@DanLiv8) February 21, 2019