Radamel Falcao inadvertently derided Liverpool after a PR nightmare for his boot sponsor Puma, with the Colombia international seemingly describing Brendan Rodgers’ side as “w**k” in an autographed photo.
Falcao has been linked with a transfer Liverpool as the club scour the market for a replacement to Luis Suarez - something that led to this Twitter prank apparently showing the Monaco striker having a dig at his would-be suitors.
It was the result of a campaign started by Puma to promote their products, with Twitter users asked to follow the official account with the incentive of receiving a personalised message from one of the players on the roster of the sportswear giant.
Falcao is, of course, one of these, and the potential to twist the words of the Liverpool target was just too good to refuse for one particularly cheeky Twitter user.
Said participant changed their Twitter handle to ‘LiverpoolAreW**k’ and was later lucky enough to earn a response from Falcao, which was made out to the temporary title this person had given themselves.
The handle was quickly changed back what it had been originally (@DareToAlexis for those interested) but not before the image of Falcao dissing Liverpool was shared across the social network.
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Although this stunt will not put paid to Liverpool’s prospects of bringing Falcao to Anfield before the transfer window, the chance of doing so would still appear to be remote given the interest in the 28-year-old from Real Madrid.
Liverpool are reported to have approached Monaco regarding a proposed loan deal for Falcao, only to be informed that the centre-forward would be joining Real Madrid on the same basis for the duration of the season.
However, there have since been contradictory claims that Falcao would indeed be prepared to accept a move to Liverpool were the club willing to meet his £200,000-per-week contract. But will have to wait and see on that one, with only two weeks until he window closes.
Loic Remy had initially appeared set to become the player Liverpool would sign to to replace Suarez, but this the club took the decision to pull the plug on the deal after the France international failed his medical examination.