Chelsea are set to beat Liverpool in the double signings of Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia; talking Monday Night FootballCarragher said. “It’s all a mess. It’s funny and embarrassing.”
8:36 PM UK Monday 14 August 2023
Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have criticized Liverpool’s activity in the transfer market. Chelsea seem to have bought transfer targets in both key midfield positions.
on monday night Chelsea confirm Moises Caicedo’s £115m signing in British transfer recordAlthough Liverpool agreed a fee of £111 million last week
meanwhile The Reds agreed a £60m deal for Romeo Lavia earlier in the day. but Sky Sports News It is understood the player wants to go to Stamford Bridge, although a deal with Chelsea has yet to be agreed.
Their transfer activity – or lack thereof – means Liverpool have started the Premier League season with midfield for the second year in a row, leaving Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, James. Only Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Arthur Melo in. Dominic Zboslai and Alexis Mac Allister.
Carragher described the Liverpool summer as “messed, funny and embarrassing”. Monday Night Football.
Ask where today’s transfer activity will leave Liverpool. sky sports Experts say: “In a rather difficult place People knew they were hopeless.
“Today they offered £60m for Lavia when they refused to pay £50m four or five days ago. It was ridiculous and funny.”
“The biggest problem with this is that Liverpool knew they needed midfield additions since August of last season, 12 months ago, so to keep things in order…”
Carragher believes the root cause of Liverpool’s woes is the lack of permanent sporting director Michael Edwards, who has overseen much success at Anfield since 2016, stepping down at the end of the 2021-22 season. And as his assistant Julian Ward rises to the ranks His replacement only lasted one season.
Jorg Schmadtke was appointed as an interim selection at the end of May. The German transfer boss has a short-term deal which will be reviewed later this year.
But Carragher refused to place the blame on Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group.
“People think I’m protecting FSG, I don’t have any relationship with them, but this doesn’t belong to the owner. football club structure
“When Liverpool won the Premier League and reached the Champions League final. what are they doing They don’t spend as much money as other teams. But they produce good players.
“Yes, they have a great manager. But they have Michael. Edwards headed the club as director of football. And the transfer board was under them. It worked. He was gone.
“His number 2 took over and worked for six months then he left. You have to ask the reason why they left the football club. I don’t know what’s behind it.”
“Schmadke has arrived and he has a relationship with Jürgen Klopp, but he was only there in the summer. That’s all he was there and then moved away.
“They haven’t agreed yet. That’s your job in that role. is a negotiation Two of the players they bought had buy-out clauses. no negotiations It’s not a big deal to do. You just meet.” Buy-out clauses, so Liverpool don’t have a big deal and it’s embarrassing.
“That’s why I’m not going to criticize the owners – they’re willing to pay £111m and break the transfer record, starting with Lavia not paying a certain amount, going to Caicedo and then back to Lavia. It’s a mess. it’s funny And it’s embarrassing.”
Neville: It’s not like Liverpool at all. They’re in big trouble.
meanwhile Neville believes Liverpool have a big problem in the remaining three weeks of the transfer window. And it’s amazing that they let Henderson and Fabinho travel to Saudi Arabia without first picking a substitute.
“If Chelsea buys both players There will be as many questions as Liverpool asked about what happened last week. This is nothing like Liverpool,” said Neville.
“We know that Chelsea spend a lot of money. But for them to beat Liverpool with both players. It would be amazing.”
“They let Milner, Henderson and Fabinho go before they brought anyone in. So I think Liverpool are quite clever in getting people in before they show up. Of course Milner left and they got two fees for those two.
“Now they have a big problem. They will panic in the trading market for the next 3 weeks. Liverpool didn’t do that under Jurgen Klopp, they were very smooth and efficient in the transfer market. Of course it’s about personnel.”
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