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A Section Of Liverpool Fans Are Not Keen On Shane Long Joining Their Team At All

A Section Of Liverpool Fans Are Not Keen On Shane Long Joining Their Team At All

This isn't really fair. Sure, Liverpool's record in signing Southampton players is spotty enough, but would the purchase of Shane Long really be such a bad move?

There are plenty of reports swirling around that the striker could be headed to Anfield, which would certainly be exciting from an Irish perspective.

But what about for Liverpool?

Long's engine would lend itself perfectly to Jurgen Klopp's frenetic pressing style although his meager goal return is unlikely to get Kopites too excited.

In fact, some supporters have been quite vocal about the prospect of the Irish international moving to Anfield. And it has not been too positive. After seeing Dejan Lovren, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert struggle after joining, fans just don't seem to trust the Southampton production line.

Signing Steven Caulker from the Southampton reserves didn't help things either.

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This may just be a vocal section of Kop zealots, but you get the feeling that the majority of fans wouldn't be overjoyed if he arrived. In their defence, his tally of 15 goals in 58 games for Southampton isn't befitting of a top striker.

Are Liverpool fans being too harsh with their assessment?

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