Liverpool are now highly unlikely to complete any transfer for Ismaila Sarr. That’s despite the domestic window still being open.

Liverpool reportedly considered Ismaila Sarr as a transfer target this summer. The Liverpool Echo claims the Reds had him up against Diogo Jota and Jonathan David as they looked to boost their attack.

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WATFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 26: Ismaila Sarr of Watford looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Watford and Luton Town at Vicarage Road on September 26, 2020 in Watford, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

They signed Jota in the end, of course, possibly put off by Watford’s £40m asking-price for a Championship player.

But while the main transfer window is now shut, the fact Sarr is a Championship player makes him a potential target. The domestic window is still open, after all, and Liverpool can sign players from EFL clubs.

As we recently said, Liverpool might want both Sarr and Jota. There’s a lot to be said about having both and the Reds could still move for the player until October 16th.

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Quiet deadline

But Tuesday’s passing makes it highly unlikely. As of midnight, Liverpool had to officially submit their squad for the Champions League season. (Per Chelsea’s club site)

With that deadline quietly passing, we just can’t see Liverpool making a move for Sarr. Or any other player for that matter. It’s also, according to Goal, why Manchester United have given up on Sarr.

It just no longer makes sense to bring in a goalkeeper or a winger, or anything else Liverpool might want. He wouldn’t be able to play in the Champions League, so where’s the value?

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Liverpool also have a massive squad as it is. So large, in fact, that they ran the risk of having too many foreign players for the Premier League.

So with all that in mind, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll see Liverpool make any more moves.

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