Paris Saint-Germain took advantage of their Champions League last 16 tie against Manchester United by winning 2-0 in the first leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, and Liverpool fans were clearly impressed with what they saw from Marquinhos given their reactions on Twitter.
The 24-year-old has primarily been known as a centre-back throughout his career to date, but PSG manager Thomas Tuchel has often utilised him in a defensive midfield role this term – as he did against the Merseyside outfit earlier this term – and he chose to do the same against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
The Brazil international was seemingly tasked with man-marking Red Devils star Paul Pogba out of the game and he certainly did a brilliant job, with the Frenchman even being dismissed in the closing stages of the game.
Fans of United’s arch-rivals Liverpool were clear in their thoughts on social media – they would love for their club to sign Marquinhos, who would presumably compete against the likes of Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson for a spot in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.
While one Liverpool supporter described the South American as an “amazing partner for VVD”, another said “Edwards do ya stuff”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Marquinhos is a boss player! Edwards do ya stuff! #LFC
— S.O.C (@ScorpioStevie) February 12, 2019
Sign Marquinhos @LFC
— Tom Foster (@tomfoster1998) February 12, 2019
— Greg Tatler (@gregtatler) February 12, 2019
— LFCLucas (@LFC_Lucas17) February 12, 2019
Want him since his time in Roma
— Bryce (@Bryce_LFC) February 12, 2019
Doy por iniciada la nueva campaña de fichajes.
Sign Marquinhos @LFC
— AlexLFC (@AlexLFC2) February 12, 2019
Liverpool should sign Marquinhos for however much money it would cost. Ticks all the boxes. Amazing partner for VVD, cover at RB and DM.
— Kenny (@KKeeton_) February 12, 2019
I'd happily take Verrati or Marquinhos at Liverpool
— James (@owenjlfc) February 12, 2019
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