How Twitter reacted to Liverpool landing £28m Brazilian

Liverpool have beaten off arch rivals Manchester United to land Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino on a deal thought to be around £28m.

Naturally, the news has sparked pure excitement among Reds fans, the kind only experienced on Christmas morning or when almost winning the Premier League.

However, such exhilaration wasn’t widespread, as a scan through Twitter proved.

Here’s the best of the reaction to the transfer:

The club themselves sparked the meltdown, announcing the transfer at 6:58 AM (!) this morning.

The BBC’s Ben Smith provided all the financial details.

But it didn’t sound like Jamie Carragher knew much about the player.

The rest of Merseyside, however, seemed to allow their imaginations to run wild at the thought of Firmino’s arrival.

While some danced, others predicted the title.

Some even named him as Luis Suarez’s replacement.

On the other side of the fence, people pondered whether Liverpool, in typical Liverpool fashion, had overpaid somewhat.

Some meanies just wanted to flat out burst Liverpool’s bubble.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.