Guardian, we are having a bit of a discussion about one of the clubs who became quite busy this transfer window and one that missed out on their top targets – local rivals Liverpool and Everton.
Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers of course landed a top forward in former Chelsea and Manchester City player Danny Sturridge and the youngster has made a brilliant start to life at Anfield. Add to this bagging Inter Milan player Philippe Coutinho and it was a fairly successful window for the Reds who are climbing the Premier League table to boot.
Meanwhile across the city Everton had marked out Leroy Fer as their number one target and had to watch as the player and club agreed a fee of £8.6 million and terms, yet subsequently saw it fall through. The midfielder did not quite pass the medical as knee issues forced David Moyes to pull out of the deal. After then seeing a last ditch interest in Alvaro Negredo also fail, Moyes admitted he was disappointed, with the Guardian claiming that whilst he was ‘concerned’ he still felt the Toffees: “Are still one of the contenders to be in the top half and in and around the top four.”
Everton are of course one of the main contenders for a top four spot and Moyes knows if the club did manage to pull it off, it would be enormous for the club. Now with the window closed neither club need to worry about luring anyone imminently yet both will be concerned over the future of their key assets. Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is attracting interest from Bayern Munich and Manchester City whilst David Moyes himself is rumoured to be top of Roman Abramovich’s hit list.