Liverpool's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in their last Premier League match of the season secured a third place finish and Champions League football for the Reds.
While Liverpool supporters celebrated the impressive end to the season, Michael Edwards and Jurgen Klopp were reminded of the harsh reality that they had to find a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.
Several names have been tossed about for who should replace the Dutch midfielder.
However, one Manchester United player has been linked with a shocking move to Anfield.
Sjaak Swart, the current record holder for most Ajax appearances ever made, believes that Liverpool should sign Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek.
When speaking in an interview with Dutch outlet Soccernews, the former Ajax winger said he believes Donny van de Beek could be the perfect replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.
“[Donny van de Beek] played really great at Ajax, until he left. He was ready for abroad. But at United they have 8 or 9 midfielders, and you have to intervene, then that takes time.”
The former Netherlands international player went on to say that van de Beek would fit in nicely with Liverpool.
“He would fit in like that at other clubs. If I look at Liverpool and Wijnaldum is leaving now, he will be a wonderful replacement.”
While Donny van de Beek may be successful at Liverpool, Manchester United and Liverpool simply do not do business together.
In fact, the last player to transfer directly to the other club was Phil Chisnall in 1964.
This is a non-starter for all involved parties.