Sunday will mark what some fans are now calling the ‘Moises Caicedo derby’ between Chelsea and Liverpool.
But some supporters are now going as far as thinking even an official Liverpool account is teasing their rivals ahead of the opening Premier League showdown because of the ongoing transfer battle.
Caicedo has been at the centre of a transfer battle between the two clubsGetty
Now some fans think one of Liverpool’s official accounts is on the wind up ahead of the Chelsea gameAFP
Ahead of the Reds’ trip to Stamford Bridge, Liverpool FC Help – a Twitter account set up to answer fan queries – posted a tweet that has left fans convinced they were having a dig at Chelsea’s bidding war for the Brighton star.
“Please be advised Stamford Bridge is a cashless stadium,” they wrote, along with a credit card emoji.
Fans were in stitches in the replies, with one writing: “I know what you’re doing!”
“No s***. They can’t find the cash for Caicedo,” another said.
“That’s why they haven’t bid yet,” a third joked.
Liverpool made a £111million bid for the 21-year-old this week, a fee that would make him the third most expensive player ever.
It would also set a new British transfer record.
talkSPORT understands Brighton will not accept anything lower than £111m from Chelsea, who are also after the midfielder, and were last reported to be a long way off their valuation.
The tweet had fans in stitchestwitter:@LFCHelp
However, Caicedo appears to prefer a move to Chelsea having already agreed personal terms.
Caicedo was absent for Brighton’s 4-1 victory over Luton on Saturday and reports suggest he could be at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea vs Liverpool on Sunday.
But what colour scarf will be around his neck?