Journalist shares what insiders at Liverpool now keep saying about their transfer plans
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Journalist shares what insiders at Liverpool now keep saying about their transfer plans

Insiders at Liverpool continue to aim for consistency with the players they target in the transfer market.

That’s according to journalist Ben Jacobs. Speaking to the LFC Transfer Room podcast, Jacobs suggested that the Reds have a much more joined-up transfer strategy than the likes of Chelsea.

“The insiders I speak to at Liverpool always tell me one important point,” said the journalist. “That is that you have to have a consistent narrative. That means being honest with your plans. Chelsea haven’t always been consistent.”

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Using Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez as an example, Jacobs highlighted the kind of approach that Liverpool insiders are trying to steer away from.

“There are a few players out there, Edson Alvarez is one of them, that they [Chelsea] had one message one day and then it changed,” he said.

“He’s a player by the way that Liverpool have looked at. Chelsea wanted him, they made a bid, he didn’t turn up to training to force the move, it collapsed and Todd Boehly said that he’d be back for him, and he never came back.”

Liverpool keep their consistency

Whatever Liverpool’s struggles this season, at least we aren’t as bad as Chelsea. The Blues were beaten yet again this afternoon, losing 2-1 at home against Brighton. That loss left them looking over their shoulder in 11th place in the Premier League.

And all that despite effectively ‘winning the transfer window’ in January. In the eyes of many, that’s exactly what Chelsea did by bringing in six first-team players in the winter market.

For Liverpool fans watching their team go through a similarly poor season, a few envious glances may have been cast.

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But in reality, how many supporters would swap the Reds approach for their West London rivals’? You’ll always get a few who would, they simply can’t get enough of the excitement of transfers. For most fans though, they’ll agree that Liverpool have a better chance of bouncing back than Chelsea.

Whatever the criticism that comes Liverpool’s way in the market, they still have far more hits than misses. Despite changes at sporting director level, they still appear to know exactly the kind of player they want.

In the example Jacobs uses, it would seem that the Reds didn’t want to pursue Alvarez any further. Had they have done, they would have worked hard to get their man instead of leaving him up the creek without a paddle. Chelsea may win a few players with their approach in the short-term, but in the bigger picture, Liverpool still know what they’re doing.

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