Jamie Carragher has claimed that Bayern Munich sold Ryan Gravenberch to Liverpool because of how unsuited the midfielder is with Thomas Tuchel’s style.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, the former Anfield defender theorised that the reason why the 21-year-old was allowed to leave is because Bayern’s manager is not a fan of Gravenberch.

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The midfielder is set to be confirmed later tonight as a new Liverpool player after the Reds struck a deal with Bayern, and Carragher now has a theory as to why the transfer was allowed to happen.

The pundit said: “I think he is more a no. 8, box to box, gets forward and I think that is why Bayern got rid of him. Thomas Tuchel doesn’t play that way, he plays slightly differently, that’s why he’s moved on.”

Carragher might be right about how Liverpool signed Gravenberch

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Liverpool have been linked with Gravenberch for what feels like an eternity, and Tuchel’s opinions of the player might have accelerated a transfer.

Whilst the Reds did leave it late to sign the midfielder, there’s no denying that Liverpool have landed an absolute coup in Gravenberch this deadline day.

And Carragher’s theory could prove to be correct, with Tuchel a manager who hardly used Gravenberch despite his clear quality and exciting potential.

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