Liverpool have revolutionised how full backs are used in the modern game. The Reds have turned their wide defenders into the side’s primary playmakers in recent seasons. The club added some depth to the position over the summer but we may have made the wrong decision. According to The Athletic, Liverpool wanted to sign Sergio Reguilon.
Liverpool sign Kostas Tsimikas
It became apparent last season that we were short of depth at left back.
Whenever Andy Robertson was tired or injured – which is not often – James Milner would be asked to fill in, even the young Neco Williams was adapted into the role.
The Reds moved for Jamal Lewis over the summer but were quickly rebuffed by Norwich City.
Within days the club had tied up an £11.75m deal for Kostas Tsimikas.
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Liverpool wanted Sergio Reguilon
As ever with the Reds there was a shortlist of potential signings.
Jamal Lewis was obviously one of these targets.
It’s now emerged that Liverpool also wanted Sergio Reguilon.
The Athletic has reported that the Reds held an interest in the left back before moving for Kostas Tsimikas.
Reguilon went on to join Spurs where he has been massively impressive this season.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool signing Sergio Reguilon would’ve been an excellent move.
Of course, hindsight is 20/20 and the Reds may have spotted something which prompted them to pursue other targets.
There is also the consideration that Sergio Reguilon cost more than double the fee which we paid for Kostas Tsimikas and the Spaniard would have likely spent plenty of time on the bench.