Liverpool have rarely put a foot wrong in the transfer market since Michael Edwards took a prominent role in recruitment. The Reds have operated with surgical precision, identifying value signings and doing their all to secure their top targets. It appears that Liverpool dodged a bullet last summer in light of recent comments by Jose Mourinho.
Spurs fell short yet again on Saturday.
The North London side journeyed up to Turf Moor to take on Burnley which is, in fairness, not an easy task.
The hosts went ahead after just 13 minutes when Chris Wood pounced on a shot that Hugo Lloris had parried into his path.
At halftime there was sweeping changes made with Oliver Skipp and Tanguy Ndombele replaced by Lucas Moura and Giovanni Lo Celso. Dele Alli tucked away a penalty and the game finished 1-1.
Speaking after the game, the Spurs boss pulled no punches in his assessment of The Lilywhites’ club record signing, the BBC quote him as saying:
“In the first half we didn’t have a midfield. Of course I’m not speaking of Skipp because he’s a kid of 19 who’s played two hours in the last few days. I don’t criticise him at all.
“But I’m not going to run away and I have to say he [Ndombele] has had enough time to come to a different level.
“I know the Premier League is difficult, and some players take a long time to adapt to a different league but a player with his potential has to give us more than he is giving us.”
Over the summer L’Equipe were one of a number of outlets to report that The Reds were chasing Tanguy Ndombele.
Liverpool appear to have dodged a bullet given how Jose Mourinho has assessed Spurs’ club record signing.
Despite showing some bright form early on in his Tottenham career, the midfielder has gone missing all too often, that simply wouldn’t do in Jürgen Klopp’s side.
Given that he cost Spurs a whopping £54m, Liverpool fans will be thankful that Jose Mourinho is lumbered with the flop instead of us.