Liverpool fans react as Everton close in on a £20m Theo Walcott deal

Liverpool’s arch-rivals Everton are reportedly on the verge of sealing a £20m deal to sign Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, and Reds fans have been quick to have their say on the potential transfer.

The Toffees have endured a tough campaign despite bringing in the likes of Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson on big-money deals during the summer, but it hasn’t put them off spending this month with Walcott on the verge of adding to the £27m arrival of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas.

The 28-year-old Gunners player has only played 63 minutes of Premier League football this season across six substitute appearances, with the north London outfit lying eight points behind Jurgen Klopp’s third-place side in the top flight standings.

Liverpool supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Walcott to Everton, and while one said “suddenly Van Dijk looks a bargain”, another said “Everton have wasted so much money this season it’s unreal”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…