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The defender made his name as one of the best destroyers in the European game during a three-year stint with the Reds between 2007 and 2010, before going on to win several Champions Leagues with Barcelona.
According to TEAMtalk, Jurgen Klopp has been offered the chance to re-sign the 33-year-old after he fell out of favour at the Nou Camp - and following last night's 3-3 draw with Sevilla in the Champions League, a lot of fans want to see reinforcements.
The Liverpool defence has been nothing short of a shambles all season long, and throwing away a three-goal lead last night was perhaps the straw which broke the camel's back - but is Mascherano really the answer?
After Barcelona have reportedly contacted Liverpool to give them first refusal over a January deal, here's how social media reacted to the transfer news:
Snap Mascherano up whenever he becomes available, we need a midfielder that can defend, but take a point at home in the next game #Liverpool- Jamie_McKevitt (@jamjar_jamie) November 21, 2017
We should make a move for Mascherano in January, even if it's just till the end of the season. #LFC- Demon King (@Ashy10) November 22, 2017
Seen the Liverpool score. Hmmm I say sign Mascherano as he would have put that game to bed. Defence desperately needs shielding #LFC- Shaun Brooks (@shaunbrooks80) November 22, 2017
You put either Kante, Matic, Fernandinho or Wanyama in that Liverpool midfield tonight, 100% guarantee you that we come away with the 3 points. We need and have needed since Mascherano left a combative and destructive midfield that gets it and gives it, simple stuff.- J_Hopwood :red_circle: (@_DownSouthRed_) November 21, 2017
Liverpool apparently given Green light to re-sign Mascherano by Barcelona. Now why on earth would Barca be so kind to afford us that choice? #LFC- James (@jimstagram1986) November 22, 2017
It's because we still haven't replaced Mascherano, he's exactly what we need right now- Lewis Bryant :flag_ro: (@Lewis31m) November 22, 2017
Mascherano Keita Goretza would sort our midfield out haha- Craig (@CraigYB1989) November 22, 2017
Is Mascherano the player Liverpool need in the January transfer window?
Let us know your thoughts.
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