Matthijs de Ligt scored a brilliant header for Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena to eject Juventus from the Champions League.
The Dutchman is a genuine prodigy. At 19 years of age, he is the captain of Ajax Amsterdam and has helped guide his side to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
On the way, he and his teammates have overcome three of the best sides in the tournament. They drew with Bayern twice in the group stages. They knocked out holders Real Madrid. They knocked out favourites Juventus.
If anything, watching Ajax reach the semifinals is a bit sad because they are going to be torn apart this summer. The likes of Frenkie de Jong, de Ligt, David Neres, Donny van de Beek and Onana will all likely join new clubs.
The player that Liverpool fans want is de Ligt. The Dutchman thundered a header beyond Wojciech Szczesny and bullied Cristiano Ronaldo all evening.
While the Reds already have Virgil van Dijk, arguably the best defender in the world, supporters want the best in the world alongside their £75million man.
Here’s what fans said on Twitter.
I'd sell my first born to have De Ligt at Liverpool.
Him and Virgil would be simply unstoppable.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) April 16, 2019
De Ligt would look great in a number 6 shirt for Liverpool.
Unlikely, but I can dream 😀
— Andy Wales (@AndyArmchair) April 16, 2019
Such a shame this Ajax team will probably be picked apart over the next two summers… but I hope Liverpool are looking at de Ligt and Ziyech
— Dean Van Nguyen (@deanvannguyen) April 16, 2019
Awwww @LFC please sign De Ligt 😢
— Luke Marshall (@LukeMarshallx) April 16, 2019
De Ligt is an incredible young CB. Would love to see him at Liverpool ⚽️
— Nia Lewis (@nialewis__) April 16, 2019
De Ligt at Liverpool with Virgil.
— Paddy Robinson (@Paddy_Robo) April 16, 2019
Liverpool are yet to confirm their progression to the next round of the Champions League but will be confident of doing so.
They head to Portugal with a two-goal lead and while they need to be wary of Porto, Klopp and his players will be full of confidence after beating Chelsea at the weekend.