Every season sees a top side benefit from a cut-price transfer poaching a relegated star. Over the last few seasons Liverpool have swooped in to sign Andrew Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Xherdan Shaqiri, and this season the fans have been talking about the possibility of grabbing Ryan Sessegnon on the cheap.
Ryan Sessegnon backup ledt-back for Robbo and another offensive option for left flank when Fulham are relegated? Think he'd be cheaper than we would have been last summer.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) March 5, 2019
Sessegnon became a household name in English football for his age as much as his ability. The Reds would have jumped at the chance to bring the teenage in 12 months ago but now the fans have second thoughts. In the Championship, Sessegnon looked like the real deal with his return of 15 goals and six assists as he featured in every single game the Whites played in the league.
His first Premier League has been much the opposite though, as the youngster has just two goals and five assists to his name in 26 outings. The last few months haven’t been kind to the 18-year-old either as he’s found himself benched by Ryan Babel at left-wing and Joe Bryan at left-back. Many of the sides who would have jumped at the chance to sign him 12 months back will be having their doubts, and the Reds are certainly going to be one of those clubs.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on signing Sessegnon here:
He’s the English Moreno, rather give Adam Lewis a go or bring Lloyd Kelly in
— TJ (@tomlawrence33) 5 March 2019
He’s looked bang average in the Prem. Not convinced
— Gray (@ninjagray) March 5, 2019
Back up left back lol, he got dropped for Ryan Babel ffs.
If Soton go down I'd take a look at Ryan Bertrand.
— Scott Martin (@skmlfc) March 5, 2019
What’s the point of having young players if they don’t get the chance to play. We’ve too many older players & players not good enough give the kids a chance
— stuart tetley (@TetleyStuart) March 5, 2019
He can not defend. We have Moreno as back up don’t need another winger.
— paul watson (@paul_watson24) March 5, 2019
I've seen Sessegnon quite a few times, never been impressed
— Number 19 in 2019 (@pageyontour13) March 5, 2019
He needs to get to a level where he can come in to the team at the drip of a hat and perform well he’s not at that level yet, he still has a lot of learning to do.
— Luke Kenny (@Luke_The_Kid) March 5, 2019
The Kopites don’t want to see Klopp looking at Sessegnon and despite their recent success purchasing relegated players the risk attached to this one is too much for them.