This January transfer window could go down as one of Liverpool’s most subtly successful. A potentially vital loan deal was struck for Rhian Brewster whilst Takumi Minamino and Joe Hardy were signed on the cheap. According to an interview with These Football Times, Liverpool tried to sign Joe Hardy last summer but were forced to wait.
It was the first week of January when Liverpool announced that they’d signed Joe Hardy from Brentford B.
The signing was hotly debated among a confused fanbase, many were pondering whether he’d been signed to cover the outgoing Rhian Brewster or whether the recruitment team had spotted something in his stats.
Hardy has shed some light on the move in an interview with These Football Times. The youngster told the publication:
“It was a big surprise to me as I found out only on deadline day last summer that Liverpool came in for me. We tried to get the deal done for me to sign back in August on deadline day, but it didn’t get sorted in time.
“Sadly, I had to wait another four months to sign for Liverpool.”
What RTK has to say
The fact that Liverpool tried to get Joe Hardy earlier than January and bided their time could indicate that they do have a plan for him.
He appears to not have been a quick fix for when Rhian Brewster’s move was agreed and instead the club bought him with a greater purpose.
This is incredibly encouraging as now Kopites can allow themselves to get a bit more excited by the goals the lad is banging in – he’s already netted three in five for the U23 side.