Liverpool’s reported summer transfer target Ryan Sessegnon scored a hat-trick as Fulham beat Sheffield United 5-4 in a crazy Championship encounter at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night, and Reds fans have urged their club to sign the impressive teenager.
The Liverpool Echo reported in May that the Merseyside outfit were keen on the 17-year-old but they pulled out of a potential deal after thinking he was destined to join Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur during the summer – a move that never materialised.
Despite being just 17 years of age the left-sided player – who can play at left-back or in a more advanced role on the flank – was making his 50th first-team appearance for the Cottagers against United and he marked the occasion with a brilliant hat-trick.
It is something that is sure to have caught the attention of Jurgen Klopp following another disappointing performance from Alberto Moreno in the Champions League.
Liverpool supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and while one said “go and sign Sessegnon from Fulham in January”, another pleaded with the club to “just pay the money” needed to get him.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Remember that kid Ryan Sessegnon who we've been linked with a lot recently? Yeah he only went and scored a hat-trick for Fulham tonight… HE'S A LEFT BACK!!! Only 17 years of age! SIGN HIM UP FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!!!👌 @LFC
— Conor H 1997 🇮🇪 (@conorYNWA1) November 21, 2017
To think Ryan Sessegnon is bagging hat tricks and we have Moreno throwing away a 3:0 lead. Sign him up
— Kevin Hobday (@KevinHobday) November 21, 2017
Ryan Sessegnon scores a Hattrick tonight. SIGN HIM UP! Surely the Ojo loan deal has strengthened our position? Or the kid want London Town?
— Mark Harrison (@MarkLouis81) November 21, 2017
Open message to @LFC go and sign Sessegnon from Fulham in January should have had him in the summer
— stephenpaulhowell (@stephenphowell) November 21, 2017
— B-Rad (@RedYellowTrance) November 22, 2017
— John Ryan (@johnryan89) November 22, 2017
Sessegnon is your second chance at getting Dele Alli, basically. @LFC
— Captain Arsebiscuits (@caparsebiscuits) November 22, 2017