Liverpool haven’t gotten much wrong in the transfer market in recent seasons. The Reds have been operating with surgical precision, with Michael Edwards’ hand on the scalpel. Although we haven’t made many mistakes with the transfers we’ve made, what about the ones we didn’t make? This time last year Liverpool were reportedly offered Paulo Dybala plus £44m for Mo Salah – did we make the right call?
Liverpool signed Salah from Roma in 2017, paying the Italian side £34m for the winger.
Since his arrival he has been a joy to behold. In his debut season with the club Salah broke the record for goals in a 38 game Premier League season.
He has smashed nearly every record available to him since, establishing himself as one of the most coveted forwards in the sport along the way.
Despite his incredible stats, there are pockets of supporters who feel there is just something about him that doesn’t fully fit. More often than not his selfish streak is pointed to as a problem, with some fans advocating for us cashing in on the megastar.
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This time last year, according to Tuttomercatoweb, Liverpool were offered Paulo Dybala plus £44m for Mo Salah.
The right call?
Dybala is one of Juventus’ leading lights, despite the periodic struggles he has had for game time he is still an incredibly talented footballer.
This season in Serie A he has scored seven goals and notched four assists in 17 starts and seven sub appearances, earning a WhoScored average rating of 7.37.
He would undoubtedly be a great asset for Jürgen Klopp. However, the finances are just a touch out. If we were to sign Dybala he would likely play behind Roberto Firmino, meaning we would need to replace Mo Salah.
If Juve had thrown in an extra £15m or so then we would’ve been able to splash out on an adequate replacement for Mo immediately. If they came back with a similar offer we would like to see The Reds consider it.