The start of this century was a rollercoaster for Liverpool. The Reds won the Champions League, they were also on the brink of administration. The Reds signed Fernando Torres, they also signed Paul Konchesky. The Reds ruled with Rafa Benitez, they also stared down relegation with Roy Hodgson. A Liverpool transfer report in El Desmarque could prove confirmation of a turn in the tide of European football that sees Anfield reign supreme.
According to the Spanish outlet, Liverpool are in pole position to sign Jadon Sancho. The Reds are leading the race for the England winger, with the rest of Europe’s elite trailing behind.
The key part of the report is that El Desmarque assert that Real Madrid have accepted that they cannot compete with Liverpool financially.
If the report is true, Real Madrid, the side that brought us the ‘Galacticos project’, don’t feel that they can compete with Liverpool in the transfer market.
Los Blancos have consistently broken the world transfer record. They are a superpower of the footballing world. Yet, they cannot compete with Liverpool.
Recent seasons have seen a resurgence in on and off field fortunes at Anfield. In February, Liverpool posted world record profits. In May, Liverpool posted a record breaking 97 points in the Premier League. In June, Liverpool won their sixth Champions League. Jürgen Klopp has put the club back on its perch.
The way that a club operates in the transfer market, the players that they are linked with and are capable of buying, is a good indicator of stature (barring oil-rich anomalies). With Liverpool now being regarded as front runners for some of the sport’s most sought after talents, it is hard to deny that there has been a shift in the footballing tides.