Liverpool fans have taken to social media site Twitter to discuss the latest buzz that is setting the Rumour Mill alight – the Reds’ £22million bid for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.
As we reported earlier this evening, Brendan Rodgers is hoping the big money move will see Costa add yet another attacking dimension to a very positive squad being built at Anfield.
Very exciting news indeed, and let’s hope that the Reds pull of this coup after the failed attempt of signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan last month.
So let’s hear what the journalists have to say first of all:
If anything #LFC hope the bid/move for Costa will persuade Suarez to stay by showing ambition. Hmm. Let's see …
— Ben Smith (@BSmith) August 1, 2013
Should stress Costa is not seen by #lfc as a replacement for S?t?a?r?b?u?c?k?s? Suarez.
— Chris Bascombe (@_ChrisBascombe) August 1, 2013
From the man in the know @sidlowe, writing about LFC target Diego Costa back in February http://t.co/Q6fDI40JgZ
— Andy Hunter (@AHunterGuardian) August 1, 2013
@LFC4LIFE_786 Strong, aggressive, versatile, works hard & fairly dangerous.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) August 1, 2013
5) Prone to the odd "antics" on the pitch, not to everybody's taste but personally I do like him very much. Strong mentality, a fighter
— Tor-Kristian Karlsen (@karlsentk) August 1, 2013
Costa seems like a mixed bag – very strong, bullish and high workrate, but carries with him some baggage. Take a look at this video being posted around social media by fans. A player not afraid to speak his mind.
Liverpool could have a very feisty attacking line-up presuming Luis Suarez stays too next season!
Here’s some of the fans’ reactions to the news of the bid tonight:
I'm happy if we try and sign anyone who has thrown a punch at Pepe, so Costa gets my approval.
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) August 1, 2013
@LFCTS Have you seen Costa's shot conversion stats? Looks like he knows where the goal is! pic.twitter.com/MXsogH1WSG
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) August 1, 2013
Costa played out wide last season and still scored 20 goals.
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) August 1, 2013
“@MrBoywunder: Our first team line up could be – http://t.co/QOcq2ucqYC” this team is a massive improvement.
— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) August 1, 2013
And finally, the most important thing of all, how does he rate on FIFA?
Diego Costa's Fifa 13 Stats. Bit of a tank? pic.twitter.com/6rc3YcoLWk
— Matthew Ordish (@MattOrdish) August 1, 2013
We’ll have a full scouting report on Diego Costa in the morning (Friday). Make sure you look out for it.
Meanwhile, please feel free to share your thoughts on the bid for Costa in the comments below, or on Twitter @thisisanfield