After it was recently reported that Messi has made it clear to Barcelona that he wants to leave the club, Addison shared his thoughts on the possibility of the Argentine moving to Liverpool this summer.
He said: “I think it’s interesting that Liverpool are not, well certainly financially, they’re not in a place where you would think that they could afford Lionel Messi, but I suppose if you were going to break that wage structure and go all out for anybody, it would be him.
“I would love to see him in a Liverpool shirt, of course, I would. It would be amazing to cover Liverpool with a player of that stature in the team. I don’t think that will ever happen, of course financially, as I say, it doesn’t seem economically plausible.”
Throughout his career, the 33-year-old, who is currently valued at £100.8 million, has collected a plethora of trophies at Barcelona as well as numerous individual awards, including six Ballon d’Or awards (per Transfermarkt).
Would you like to see Lionel Messi at Liverpool?
Given his astounding goals and assists record at Barcelona, it would be safe to assume that any club in the world would take Messi in their squad if the opportunity presented itself.
However, as Addison mentioned in the podcast, it would seem that the financial aspect of a potential deal for Messi would be a big hurdle for the Reds to overcome if they were interested in signing him.
Earlier this year, Liverpool missed out on signing Timo Werner with them being unable to finance the move for the striker, which would make it safe to assume that they would also be unable to finance a move for Messi.