Liverpool rode their luck on transfer deadline day but three targets remain available for the summer window. It was nearly a disaster.
Liverpool did absolutely nothing on transfer deadline day. The one deal that could have happened – Nat Phillips leaving the club – was put on hold after an injury to Ibrahima Konaté.
Despite that, the club may view the day as an overall positive. The Reds, after all, hope to do their real business in the summer – but they needed the players to stay available.
Fortunately, most of them are. One who isn’t is Enzo Fernández, however. He moved to Chelsea for a record fee, having earned rave reviews at the World Cup.
The ‘spectacular’ midfielder, as Lionel Messi described him, was a Liverpool target – but for the summer. He’s now off he table, but three players who could have moved still remain.
Liverpool transfer targets
Liverpool have long been linked with Amrabat – the Mirror claims Jurgen Klopp even talked with his agents. And while a January move wasn’t on the cards, it turns out, they could have a go in the summer.
Barcelona tried to ruin that plan, though, as they put in a loan offer to Fiorentina. Amrabat tried to force the move – unsuccessfully. He’s now apologised to the club and will have to wait a few more months before trying again.
The Athletic reported this week that Liverpool are real fans of Berge. He was expected to move away from Sheffield United on deadline day, too, as the Blades needed cash.
Nothing materialised, however, and they held onto the player. As long-term admirers, Liverpool could now try to sign the player in the summer to boost their midfield.
Caicedo is another one where bids got out of hand. Arsenal and Chelsea fought for the player, with prices reaching £70m, per the Daily Mail.
Brighton, though, held strong and refused to sell Caicedo. That opens the door again for Liverpool, who could move for the player this summer. Reports indicate they’re annoyed at not signing him in 2021. But with his price likely lower after this season, the club has another chance to get the Ecuadorian.