Liverpool have had a strong week. The Reds strolled to victory in the Premier League, beating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. The victory came after a couple of days of transfer activity with the club bringing in Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota from Bayern Munich and Wolves respectively. According to James Pearce, Liverpool wanted Jonathan David before he moved to Lille.
Reds sign dynamic duo
This week was an exciting one to be a Red.
The club had told us for months on end that there was no money to spent due to the financial impact of the global health crisis.
Jürgen Klopp managed expectations time and time again, some of us had resigned ourselves to the reality of defending the title without any reinforcements.
Then in the space of a couple of days, Liverpool brought Thiago in from Bayern Munich after a protracted saga and Diogo Jota from Wolves after just a few hours of deporting on the deal.
Liverpool wanted Jonathan David
According to James Pearce, Liverpool had shortlisted Jonathan David alongside Diogo Jota and Ismaila Sarr.
The Canadian forward this summer left Gent and joined Lille for €30m (£27.5m).
Primarily an attacking midfielder or second striker, the Lille star isn’t as versatile as Diogo Jota.
The Canadian became one of the most sought after youngsters in Europe in the past year, netting 18 goals and bagging 8 assists in 27 appearances in the Belgian top flight.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool being interested in Jonathan David makes a lot of sense.
He is just 20-years-old and has a wealth of first team experience. Last season he scored so many goals from an advanced midfield position and he can play further up the field if needed.
However, bagging Jota with his Premier League know-how is probably the better move, he won’t have to get used to life in England and he has a few more years in the senior game under his belt.