I have to say that I totally understand Liverpool’s current hard bargaining transfer policy. Far too often have we been held to ransom by clubs and players trying to cash in on our past success and standing as one of the best supported football teams in the world.
But as much as I get it, as much as I see the common sense behind not want to be ripped off and having players that are at the club for the love of not just the money. I can’t help feeling frustrated by the long drawn out transfer negotiations that have seen us miss out on several key targets.
Brazilian playmaker, Willian, and Egyptian speedster, Mohamed Salah, were both snapped up by Chelsea while the Liverpool board stalled and stalled again. A deal for Ukrainian international, Yevhan Konoplyanka, also looked in the bag before question apparently rose from Anfield regarding payment of the fee.
Despite some key signings already this summer it still looks as though us fans could be in for more frustration. The rumour mill has truly been mental so far with names being thrown in from all angles. But there were two in particular that had the Anfield faith salivating. Not only because they are both top class talent but because it was looking like we could pull off signing both. Alexis Sanchez and Swiss star Shaqiri would have certainly cushioned any blow from the loss of Luis Suarez, but from potentially signing the both of these world stars it is now looking like we could miss out altogether.
Again Liverpool’s dilly dallying as alerted other suitors. According to reports from Britain the reds are unwilling to match an offer made to Sanchez by Arsenal while Shaqiri could be set for a move to Seria A side Roma.
Even as you read this a the potential signing of Belgian wonder kid, Divock Origi, could be slipping away as the reds failed to sign off an agreed deal.
“I myself am still thinking about it,” Said Divock in the Liverpool Echo. “It is true that there are offers from all over Europe.
“Now I have to look carefully where I will grow as a player and as a person. I think it will be clearer, within two weeks at the most.”
Like I said “I get it” but it doesn’t mean I like it and I wish the board would be just a little more decisive in getting the squad together that Brendan Rodgers actually wants.