Former England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says that he would like to see Lionel Messi play for the Merseyside club.
During a show in BT Sport, Gerrard revealed that he would love to see the Barcelona superstar move to Anfield. He was asked if he could choose any player to move to Liverpool, and Gerrard admits it was Lionel Messi.
The five times Ballon d’Or winner has been one of the best players in the world for the last decade. But there has been some rumours about Messi’s contract renewal at Barcelona. The Argentine has been with Barcelona since the start of his career. But it would be interesting if he decides to take a new challenge and move out of Barcelona.
There were several rumours linking former Catalan boss, the current Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, and Lionel Messi. According to various sources, Manchester City are supposed to bid for this world class player next summer. It is obvious that Pep Guardiola would like to coach his former player once again in a new club.
In addition to that, Messi has been in talks with Barcelona over a new contract which would keep him for a longer period. But there have been no further developments in the contract talks. As it stands, it is understood that the new contract is not imminent for both parties.
Steven Gerrard has been a pundit in BT Sport for quite some time. After Liverpool’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur, a young fan asked which player would be best for his club to sign. The fan also suggested he’d like Lionel Messi to join Manchester City, Gerrard agreed and told BT Sport: “I think I’d agree with you.”
“I’d love Messi at Liverpool.” he said.
It is obvious that any team in the world would love to have Lionel Messi on their side, but it is highly unlikely for Messi to leave Barcelona anytime soon.
Gerrard also praised Jurgen Klopp for his tactics which paid off against a weak Tottenham side. Liverpool beat Spurs 2-0 at Anfield in yesterday night’s Premier League fixture. Sadio Mané scored two quick goals in 16th and 18th minute of the game giving Liverpool crucial 3 points.
“The most pleasing thing from Liverpool’s point of view was how good they were without the ball. They had desire and passion,” Gerrard told BT Sport. “You can to give Klopp credit he’s noticed a weakness in Tottenham’s left side and Klopp put Mané there to exploit it.”