Anthony Gordon sparks Liverpool transfer frenzy with true colours shown to Trent Alexander-Arnold

Newcastle and England winger Anthony Gordon
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Anthony Gordon is the latest player to come out and congratulate England teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold after his crucial spot-kick against Switzerland on Saturday. The Liverpool defender took the decisive penalty in the shootout, sending Yann Sommer the wrong way and sealing a place in the semi-finals for Gareth Southgate's side.

Having not started the game, Alexander-Arnold came on in extra time, ready to take his place as one of the five designated penalty takers in Dusseldorf. Gordon, who has had just one appearance all tournament - and even that was as a late substitute in the group stage - has not let his lack of game time show though.

Instead, he has remained a central character in preparations for Euro 204 matches, taking to media duty last week before the last-16 tie against Slovakia. Now, with attention turning to a crunch match against Holland on Wednesday, Gordon has taken to social media to support Alexander-Arnold.

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He responded to the full-back's Instagram post captioned, "Pressure makes diamonds. [Black flag and diamond emojis]", with two flame emojis of his own. However, despite the innocuous nature of the comment, it has stirred up Liverpool fans online.

Gordon has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield this summer after brief talks were held over a possible move ahead of the June 30 accounting deadline for Premier League clubs and their 2023/24 figures. Although Newcastle are not keen on selling Gordon, due to their dire financial position heading into the end of last month they considered letting him go.

Reds defender Jarell Quansah would have been going to opposite way in what is described as a 'separate deal' but would for all intents and purposes have been a swap plus cash. Nothing was finalised though, with things not truly taking off.

That hasn't stopped eager supporters from making their feelings clear. "come to Liverpool bro" wrote one eager account, while another followed the same sentiment, urging Gordon to, "get to Anfield laaaaa".

Given that Gordon is an exciting talent and boyhood Liverpool fan, it's no surprise to see a wave of fans pushing for him this summer, especially with movement on the wings in Arne Slot's squad possible. Amongst plenty of cries for Gordon to join Liverpool, one fan even urged him to hand in a transfer request at St James' Park to 'fulfill your prophecy'.

A move for Gordon from Liverpool now appears unlikely unless there is a serious change of stance. For now though, Liverpool fans will be able to watch their current right-back and perhaps dream left-winger in action (or maybe not, in Gordon's case) for at least one more match in Germany this summer.