José Fonte's Instagram message to Dejan Lovren is sparking some interesting theories
After Monday night's late victory over Everton, Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren was in a celebratory mood.
The Croatian international shared a photo of himself and his Reds teammates after Sadio Mané's stoppage-time goal settled the Premier League game at Goodison Park.
But more eagle-eyed observers spotted something else in the Instagram post. Can you work out what it is?
What's all this about then? pic.twitter.com/dpEaZMIcKy
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) December 20, 2016
If you were still looking at the photo itself in the hope of some kind of magic eye trick, let us stop you now.
The talking point is the conversation below between Lovren and José Fonte, former teammates at Southampton.
Now, in situations like this there is always a perfectly logical explanation.
A Christmas party hopefully
— David (@dshanahan930) December 20, 2016
But there's also another, more obvious interpretation - in the view of some people, at least.
Ferrari F50 = £50m transfer is done, obviously.
— ReviewFootball (@ReviewFootball) December 20, 2016
I wouldn't mind adding Fonte to our CB mix tbh.
— Olafur H. Tomasson (@Olafur_Tomasson) December 20, 2016
Liverpool haven't been the most solid at the back this season, particularly when Joël Matip hasn't been involved, and Fonte has been linked with a move away from St Mary's.
The Euro 2016 winner could be a good influence on a team which is challenging for the Premier League title despite conceding more goals than 14th-placed Middlesbrough.
confirmed transfer. Lovren back to Southampton that is
— Connor (@ConnorJarvoooo) December 20, 2016
Of course, there's always a spoilsport or two to point out the other option, which inevitably works out as being even more obvious than options one and two.
more like Carling cup semi finals
— Walexykopite (@walexykopite) December 20, 2016
Hopefully both Lovren and Fonte will leave us all guessing.