Ousmane Dembele returned to Barcelona starting eleven on Wednesday night and showcased quality performance throughout the fixture.
The talented figure was unfortunately benched for the derby against Real Madrid. Nevertheless, he returned to action and marked two goals up his name against Villarreal.
With certain reports claiming Jurgen Klopp wishes to haul the youngster over to Anfield on loan, Liverpool have been linked with a transfer for the Frenchman for a while.
Disregarding the massive fee which saw the skilful forward moving to Barca, his first campaign was more or less devastated by injuries.
Regardless, the France international played phenomenally well against Villarreal, and became the first ever Frenchman to score a brace for the Catalan giants since 2009 in the process.
The 20-year-old’s first goal was a tap-in in the late moments of the ninety. He then bagged the second in the 93rd minute, by running from the halfway line and storming past several opponents before chipping the goalkeeper.
Barcelona fans were undoubtedly electrified, and they went wild on social media, mainly Twitter, while rival fans asked Liverpool supporters to forget about acquiring Dembele.
Liverpool fans actually thought they were going to get Dembélé on loan in the summer. 😂😭
— ᵁᴸᵀᴿᴬ® ⑩ (@UltraAutistic) May 9, 2018
With last night’s performance clearly impressing the gaffer, it’s highly plausible that the youngster would get more chances at Barca the next campaign.