Liverpool fans think they made a huge mistake by not signing Thomas Lemar, after the Frenchman made his Atletico Madrid debut in the Super Cup.
Liverpool were heavily linked with a move for Lemar earlier this year, and fans are now regretting missing out on the versatile attacker.
The Reds of course sold their primary playmaker in Philippe Coutinho in January, and attempts to replace the Brazilian have gone awry.
The move for Lemar never really went all the way, before a summer move for Lyon talisman Nabil Fekir fell through at the last second.
Lemar’s versatility would have been a huge boost for Klopp, as he could fill in as another winger or occupy that half-space in midfield where Coutinho played last season.
The 22 year-old, valued at £63m by Transfermarkt, racked up nine goals and ten assists in Monaco’s league-winning campaign in 2016-17, and followed that up with four goals and 12 assists last season.
He wasn’t at his best in the Super Cup clash against Real Madrid on Wednesday, but he did look smooth in possession and it was easy to see why he was lined up to begin with.
Fans feel this will be the one that got away, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
I'll forever maintain that we've missed out. https://t.co/LNy0lY3go9
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) August 16, 2018
He was quality last night
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) August 16, 2018
I swear bro , Thought nonone recognised his performance because I didn’t see any tweets about him till now..He was so exciting to watch !
— Heavy Metal Footie 🎸🔴💯 (@heavymetal_18) August 16, 2018
Definitely…he’s still only 21 🔥👌🔥
— Collins Reuben (@Colin__Grey) August 16, 2018
Lemar was the Player we thought Fekir was , I am just kidding @mobyhaque1
— Heavy Metal Footie 🎸🔴💯 (@heavymetal_18) August 15, 2018
Agree totally. Specialist set piece taker add we could add 5-8 league goals imo.
— Tord fishoir (@tord74) August 16, 2018
I know Fekir is better but still feel like we should’ve gone back in for Lemar when Aulas refused to renegotiate. He’d fit our style perfectly too. https://t.co/LL8geN9zG8
— Futbol: O Jogo Bonito (@DavidC_LFC) August 16, 2018