Liverpool fans, among many others, were left very impressed with Shinji Kagawa's performance against Belgium on Monday, despite Japan ultimately bowing out.

The Borussia Dortmund star has had a spell in England before, having joined Manchester United back in 2012. But he returned to Germany two years later after an underwhelming spell.

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After an impressive showing at the World Cup, though, Liverpool fans want him back in the Premier League.

The Japanese contingent came quite close to securing a place in the quarter-finals on Monday, going up 2-0, with Kagawa assisting one of the goals. But Roberto Martinez's men staged the impossible, forcing a 3-2 comeback as Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini brought them back on terms.

With the match seemingly headed for extra time and possibly penalties, a late counter from the Red Devils culminated in a Romelu Lukaku dummy that left Nacer Chadli to slot home unmarked and break Japanese hearts.

Kagawa, though, gave a great account of himself in spite of the loss. And here's how some Liverpool fans reacted:

Of course, Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool board are unlikely to even consider signing the BVB man this summer, yet one can never tell.