Liverpool are one of several clubs being linked with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger – but some Reds fans on Twitter claim they can’t imagine him ending up at Anfield.
Rudiger, 28, is currently in a position where his future is unclear.
With his contract at Stamford Bridge expiring at the end of this season, Blues supporters are anxiously waiting to hear news about his future.
The Athletic explains that Rudiger wants a new Chelsea contract that doubles his current £100,000-a-week wages. However, the London giants have only be prepared to offer £140,000-a-week so far in negotiations.
According to EuroSport, Rudiger is “ increasingly likely” to leave Chelsea when his contract expires in the summer.
It is understood that they are being kept in the loop over his situation. In addition, Manchester City, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich are all named as possible suitors.
Liverpool fans dismiss Rudiger speculation
A selection of Liverpool supporters on social media find it difficult to picture Rudiger playing on Merseyside next season with them.
If he becomes available on a free transfer, he could become a superb signing for someone. It’s worth noting that he’s clearly after big wages, though.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are stacked with top quality centre-halves, so it’s a fair point that it might not make much sense for German centre-back Rudiger to join them. Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez are four examples of top defenders on the Liverpool books.
Here are some Reds supporters discussing Rudiger:
Chelsea board need to pull out all the stops
Of course, Chelsea don’t want to be held to ransom by players when it comes to sorting out wages.
In fairness, Rudiger’s outstanding performances in 2021 should mean he’s in the conversation for the top bracket. He’s been like a defender possessed since Thomas Tuchel took charge as manager and would be a massive loss if he exited in the summer.
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