Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long unbeaten run since he took charge of Manchester United came to an end as his team were beaten 2-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday, and Liverpool fans were quick to react to midfielder Marco Verratti’s display.
The 26-year-old actually missed out on facing the Merseyside club at Anfield in the group stages of the competition earlier this season because of suspension, but he showed exactly what he brings to proceedings against the Red Devils.
The Italy international produced a tireless display full of tackles and using the ball well when he had it, and once again proved he is one of the best in his position in European football as the Ligue 1 leaders took a step closer to the quarter-finals.
Liverpool supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Verratti’s performance, and while one said they would “love to have him at Liverpool”, another said “if there’s one player I would want us to break the bank for, it’s Marco Veratti.”
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Verratti is some player would love to see him at @LFC
— Simon Stokes (@SimonStokes17) February 12, 2019
If there's one player I would want us to break the bank for its Marco Veratti what a player 🔥
— Dean (@dean__lfc) February 12, 2019
Marco Veratti 😍…come to @LFC
— Bryan Carbery (@carbery7) February 12, 2019
what i’d do to see verratti in a liverpool shirt🥺
— ㅤً (@Bhanoyim_) February 12, 2019
I love watching Veratti play. So comfortable on the ball
— Jax (@jaxLFC88) February 12, 2019
Veratti is so underrated in world football. I think he is one of, if not the, best in the world in that holding midfield role. He was immense last night. Love to have him at Liverpool
— Matt Lambert 🔥96🔥🏴 (@Matt_p_lambert) February 13, 2019
Message to Juergen Klopp " Please sign Veratti" what an engine #MUNPSG
— JFK Sports Physio (@JFKsportsphysio) February 12, 2019
Marco Veratti can play ball. Fantastic to watch.
— 🔴 (@ChrisvLFC) February 12, 2019
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