The Lowdown: Midfield targeted
Sky Sports have credited the Reds with an interest in the Ecuadorian, although the club are set to face stiff competition from rivals Chelsea, with Graham Potter keen on a reunion with his former Seagulls playmaker.
The Latest: Caicedo move unlikely this month
Speaking to GiveMeSport, however, Jones revealed that whilst Liverpool have been monitoring Caicedo for a long period, he believes that they aren’t currently looking to strike an agreement.
The journalist said: “We know Caicedo’s been on the radar for a long time. I still think that that midfield position is one they are looking at.
“But, as it stands, Liverpool seem pretty firm on the fact that they are not actively pursuing Caicedo, and I would be surprised if he left Brighton this month anyway.”
The Verdict: Correct decision
Liverpool definitely need to sign a new midfielder to increase their chances of making the top four, but taking the decision for Caicedo not to be that man is the right one.
One of the biggest concerns about Liverpool’s existing midfield is the lack of output in terms of goal contributions, and it’s not something that the Ecuadorian seems likely to resolve based on his figures.
The Anfield outfit would also need to cough up a hefty sum as a result of Caicedo‘s contract not expiring until 2025, which could financially have an impact on the Reds’ reported pursuit of Jude Bellingham.
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