Leicester City's winger, Riyad Mahrez is reportedly set to undergo a Liverpool medical and fans have taken to Twitter to express their incredulation that he is moving to Anfield so soon after the Philippe Coutinho sale was announced.
BeIN Sports reported on Saturday night that the Merseyside giants have agreed to pay Leicester City £48.8million for Mahrez, 26, and that he will sign a four-year deal.
The French news outlet report that a medical has been scheduled for Sunday as Liverpool waste no time in ushering in a replacement for Philippe Coutinho after they confirmed on Saturday that the Brazilian is joining Barcelona for a fee widely reported to be £142million.
Mahrez was an intregral member of the Leicester side that shocked the football world by winning the 2015-16 Premier League title and was voted the PFA player of the year at the end of that season.
He has been in fine form for Claude Puel’s side in the current campaign, contributing directly to 15 Premier League goals with seven strikes and eight assists.
Supporters of Liverpool and other clubs took to Twitter en masse to react to BeIN Sport’s story, with a large section of them hailing Mahrez as a potentially brilliant signing.