The Reds have been buying up some of the brightest young talents in the world of late. Harvey Elliott and Sepp Van Den Berg were wanted by the continent’s biggest clubs but they arrived at Anfield. According to Football Insider, Liverpool are now after Gabriel Martinelli from Arsenal.
The 18-year-old Brazilian forward has been incredibly impressive for The Gunners in his debut season.
Kopites will remember him well from his brace in the manic 5-5 League Cup game at Anfield in October.
The teenager has been particularly impressive in European competition, bagging three goals and two assists in four starts.
In the Premier League the he has netted three goals in five starts, most recently scoring his side’s second at Stamford Bridge in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea.
With Football Insider reporting that Liverpool are keeping tabs on Gabriel Martinelli, Kopites and Gooners have had their say on Twitter.
One Kopite joked that he’s the perfect backup striker – sure to rile North London fans.
Martinelli is just the perfect back up striker we need @LFC …
— Ifeanyi David • (@d_chairman1) January 21, 2020
This Arsenal supporter put it in no uncertain terms.
Not for sale.
— Torreira Time (@Torreira_Time) January 22, 2020
So a Liverpool fan asked the question – how much?
How much you want for Martinelli? @Arsenal
— matthew (@Matthew_LFC76) January 21, 2020
And he got a pretty absurd answer.
Give us mane van dijk and salah and you’ve got a deal
— D (@hxlding16) January 21, 2020
Liverpool are just picking on Arsenal now, we really do need to leave them alone.
First Klopp steals Top 4 from Arsenal.
Then he takes their Doctor.
Now he wants Martinelli.😂😂#LFC #Liverpool https://t.co/NMjXFBE2Ge
— Liverpoolzy (@Liverpool_zy) January 22, 2020
We’ve already started making the connections – remember Klopp’s reaction to his Anfield goals?
Wouldn’t be shocked if Liverpool made a move for Martinelli. With the recent link and also Klopp talked him up big time after Carabao Cup game and was laughing and smiling when he scored twice, just like the way he laughed and smiled while Minamino score against us
— Andres (ABitToxic) (@AndresLFCTR) January 23, 2020
Some Kopites still haven’t got over the infamous Luis Suarez bid from years ago.
They paid 6m for him. We should bid 6m+1 £😂
— RasheedLFC (@rasheedlfc) January 22, 2020
And of course, some Liverpool fans just aren’t interested – there’s only one player they want to see brought in.
You spelt Kylian Mbappe wrong
— YoMama (@TheKlopptimist) January 22, 2020