Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to say how impressed they were with Leicester City centre-back Caglar Soyuncu in his side’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Having sold Harry Maguire to Manchester United during the summer, the Foxes are looking for a player to step up in the England international’s absence, and the early signs this season are that the 23-year-old may well be able to do exactly that.
The former Freiburg man partnered Jonny Evans at the heart of the backline, and looked largely calm and composed throughout against Frank Lampard’s men.
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It was something that clearly didn’t go unnoticed by Reds supporters watching on as they took to the popular social media platform to give their views on the Turkey international.
While one labelled him as being better than Maguire, another went a step further and said that he “reminds me of VVD pre-Liverpool in a sense”.
Big words indeed given how successful Virgil van Dijk has gone on to be at Anfield following his move from Southampton in January 2018.
Given the Merseyside outfit are willing to sell Dejan Lovren permanently and only have the imperious Dutchman, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip as senior options – although they do have promising summer arrival Sepp van dern Berg too – it may not be out of the question that they will look to sign another centre-back within the next year.
Whether that could be Soyuncu or not remains to be seen, but the club’s fans have certainly made their feelings known.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I like this Çağlar Söyüncü so much.
— shīhuì (@shihui_lfc) August 18, 2019
Çaglar Söyüncü is looking class for Leicester here, like the look of him
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) August 18, 2019
Exactly what i was thinking lol would like him and madison in our team in the future lol
— Shaswat Thapa (@ThapaShaswat8) August 18, 2019
>>> Harry Maguire
— Nana Yaw (@obengmckaay) August 18, 2019
Reminds me of VVD pre Liverpool in a sense
— -? (@Keegan22345) August 18, 2019
No wonder Leicester let Maguire go, this Soyuncu looks pretty decent replacement. I know it’s early to really judge him but I like what I’ve seen so far of him. Also I would take Ricardo at Liverpool all day long. #LFC #YNWA
— Anfield Dugout Talk (@DugoutTickets) August 18, 2019