Liverpool fans were left dissatisfied by the club’s transfer business this summer. The Reds signed Ibrahima Konate the day the window opened and thereafter it was all about outgoings. According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool had the chance to sign Patson Daka. The claim has highlighted the dangerous inflexibility of FSG.
No striker signed
Plenty of fans wanted a striker signed this summer because we are currently without a natural finisher in the middle of the attack.
Roberto Firmino is a creator, Diogo Jota is more comfortable on the wing.
We need to add a natural striker because we are lacking one but also to increase competition and depth in the final third.
Romano on Liverpool and Patson Daka
One player constantly linked with an Anfield move ended up at Leicester City.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool could have signed Patson Daka but delays in selling players prevented them from doing so. The journalist told the Here We Go podcast:
“Liverpool had a strategy,” said Romano. “Sell players and then eventually sign new players.
“If they had sold [Xherdan] Shaqiri or Divock Origi in the first days of June, then they had the chance to sign Patson Daka.
“They were interested but never made an official bid. Then it collapsed because of the timing of Shaqiri.”
Dangerous FSG inflexibility
Shaqiri was sold eventually. Divock Origi will be moved on at some point.
We should have just gone for it confident in Michael Edwards’ ability to find buyers.
Not doing so has highlighted a dangerous inflexibility in how FSG approach the market.
Sometimes we’re going to have to buy before we sell. That is still a sell-to-buy policy but we need to be able to change the order in which we do business if the situation demands it.