The Reds are top of the world, literally – they’re Club World Cup champions. They are also European champions and soon to be Premier League champions. At the minute there can be fewer prospects more enticing than playing for Jürgen Klopp at Anfield, perhaps that is why a football agent has made the sensational claim that Liverpool could sign Lionel Messi if the great man decided he wanted a final challenge.
Let’s start this off right: Liverpool will never sign Lionel Messi.
The Barcelona legend is one of the best the sport has ever seen and will likely finish his career at the Nou Camp.
This season alone Messi has scored 14 goals in 16 league appearances, making six assists along the way.
Overall he has scored 433 in 468 La Liga appearances, an inhuman total.
Advisor and agent Francis Nkwain has suggested to the On The Whistle podcast that Liverpool could sign Messi should the Argentinian want to start a new chapter. Nkwain said:
“[Liverpool] have hit a little sweet spot they can only add to. They are the kind of team where, if Messi was to move for one final challenge in a competitive league, Liverpool is that club.”
What RTK has to say
It says a lot about the strides that the club have taken in the last five years that people are coming out with these suggestions.
The likelihood of Leo ever leaving Barca is incredibly low.
He is undoubtedly the best player in the club’s history and he will most probably be hoping to be remembered as a one club man.
However, if he was to leave the Catalan giants – where better to finish his career than at the best team in the world?