Chelsea fans have hailed Fernando Llorente after the Swansea City striker’s brace helped the Swans to beat Liverpool 3-2 at Anfield on Saturday.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly eyeing the Spain international as a back up striker. Diego Costa has been in sensational form this term but the former Juventus manager is keen to bring Llorente at the Stamford Bridge on a short-term deal to provide back-up for his first-choice striker.
The Premier League leaders are currently facing little difficulty in front of the goal but with still a long way to go in the season, Conte is looking to have enough back-up. He is short of options in case Costa get injured or banned over the second half of the season. When he missed one game through suspension, Conte preferred to play Eden Hazard as the centre-forward instead of the striker Michy Batshuayi who is struggling to get into the team.
Well, only time will tell whether the Blues sign Llorente or not but the Spanish striker has already become a hero among the Chelsea fans after helping his team inflict a shock defeat on Chelsea’s title rivals Liverpool.
After a goalless first-half, Llorente scored twice inside 7 minutes after the restart to help his side take a 2-0 lead. Roberto Firmino brought the hosts level with a brace before Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the winner in the 74th minute.
The defeat leaves Liverpool seven points behind leaders Chelsea, who now have a game in hand, at home against Hull on Sunday. And as expected, the Chelsea fans were over the moon with the result and took to Twitter to express their delight. Here are some of the reactions:
FERNANDO LLORENTE CHELSEA LEGEND
— Yoghurt (@TheChelseaCunt) January 21, 2017
Llorente!!! Chelsea Legend!
— Abimfoluwa (@Bimfo) January 21, 2017
LLORENTE CHELSEA LEGEND X2
— #4. (@ThatMunichNight) January 21, 2017
Llorente is a chelsea legend
— J (@MaestroCF4) January 21, 2017
Llorente is already a Chelsea legend.#LIVSWA
— Nishkarsha Dawadi (@TheDawadi) January 21, 2017
Fernando Llorente: Chelsea Legend already #LIVSWA
— Alex McGovern (@amcgovern25) January 21, 2017
Fernando Llorente scored two goals for Chelsea before his debut for the club and some people doubt Conte's decisions.
— Ad Wojtkowiak (@AdWojtkowiak) January 21, 2017