Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels has sparked support among Liverpool fans after tweeting that he enjoyed Liverpool’s 4-0 bashing of Arsenal.
The 28-year-old has therefore gained support of the Reds’ fans who urge him to join the Premier League side.
The Reds humiliated their league rivals Arsenal on Sunday and the Bayern star shows his support for Jurgen Klopp’s side who are coming from a midweek Champions League play-off second leg win over Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.
Goals from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge were enough to secure a deserving victory for the Reds at Anfield and Hummels tweeted he was enjoying the match.
The Bergisch Gladbach-born defender was replying to questions whether he loved the way Liverpool humbled Arsenal, and his response was simple and precise: “I am. Another strong performance from LFC, pretty impressive right now…”
And after the tweet, the former Borussia Dortmund centre-back gained a lot of support from Liverpool fans who think the centre-half should reunite with Jurgen Klopp on Merseyside.
Hummels played under Klopp before departing the pair parted ways with the German tactician leaving for Meyerside club in 2015 while Hummels left for Allianz Arena in 2016.
Hummels had previously volunteered to donate 1% of his salary as charity in support of Juan Mata’s Common Goal Charity and while reactions have trailed the gesture with some suggesting he is obsessed with a move to Premier League, the latest could be another one for the Bayern youth academy graduate.
“You and [Joel] Matip would be quality together Mats,” one fan wrote.
“Hand in a transfer request and push for a move to Liverpool. Reunite with Klopp,” another added.
“There’s a centre-back spot up for grabs if you want it…” a third supporter said.
While another simply wrote: “Announce Hummels.”
Hummels joined Bayern last summer on a five-year deal following an eight-and-a-half spell at their biggest rivals Borussia Dortmund, dunring which he won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal titles and reaching the Champions League Final in 2013.
He had earlier hinted he could leave Bayern and return to his former club, and the latest twist could be a move to England to reunite with Klopp.
“Theoretically, yes, I would, even though I probably really shouldn’t say this,” he told German TV show Schulz and Bohmermann.
Liverpool are in the market for a centre-half and having struggled to get a deal for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk all summer, Hummels could just be the man that will save them from the goal-dashing spree this time.