Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to a brilliant goal from Joao Felix, with several surprised to see reliable journalist Paul Joyce retweeting his strike.
The 19-year-old has been a hot topic around Europe this season as he has enjoyed a sensational breakthrough season for Benfica. The Liverpool Echo claims the Reds are one of the clubs interested in the star.
In all competitions, Felix has scored 17 goals and assisted 8. Detractors would argue that ‘it’s just Liga Nos’ but when Cristiano Ronaldo was ripping it up for Sporting Lisbon in 2002, he scored 25 goals.
Three of his goals and one of his assists have come in five Europa League appearances. It might be outlandish to suggest that a club will pay nearly £100million to sign him but he is easily one of the most exciting young players in world football.
Benfica walloped Maritimo 6-0 last night and Liverpool fans reacted to Felix scoring two of his side’s goals.
His first goal, a first time finish inside the box from a corner, was a lot like the one Georginio Wijnaldum scored to open the scoring in Wales as the Reds beat Cardiff City 2-0 on Sunday.
Fans have urged Liverpool to sign Felix as he continues to score and assist in Portugal.
— Tej Thakkar (@tej_lfc6) April 22, 2019
Joao Felix is sensational. Every time I see him he just gets better and better. Sign him at all costs @LFC!
— Callum Wright (@CallumWright__) April 22, 2019
Joyce RT’d this. Joao Felix to Liverpool confirmed if you ask me https://t.co/RlFrzIrazN
— Quinton (@futbolbaseroom) April 22, 2019
Paul Joyce retweeted welcome to Liverpool
— Tim (@timmounce) April 22, 2019
— Aldo Meola (@MeolaAldo) April 22, 2019
— ㅤًSëãń (@Sean__LFC) April 23, 2019
This summer will be a huge window for Liverpool and while it would be terrific to see the likes of Felix attracted to Anfield, it seems unlikely that Klopp would blow most of his transfer budget on signing a 19-year-old.
He might be one of the most exciting players in European football but Felix would struggle to nail down a starting spot at Liverpool given what the Reds are challenging for these days.