It doesn’t take a footballing expert to realise that Liverpool have had what’s known in the trade (probably) as an absolute shocker this month.
The Anfield club came into January with the chance of a domestic treble.
Of course, that was wildly optimistic anyway but with them going well in the league, an EFL Cup semi-final and a favourable draw in the FA Cup some form of silverware was rightly to be expected.
What’s transpired, though, is the kind of collapse only the Reds seem capable of mustering with them now all but out of all three competitions (lose to Chelsea tomorrow in the league and they are out of all three,) in a matter of weeks.
Performances on the pitch have been poor but it’s in the transfer market where things have really hammered them – there have been no signings to date.
And now, in the last knockings of the window the Reds are getting linked with Real Betis ‘keeper Antonio Adan by Marca (via The Liverpool Echo,) in a move that would make little sense – summing up their window.
Make no mistake, Adan is a decent stopper and this is not a piece to suggest he would not succeed with the club – though he’d need to prove himself straightaway you feel – but instead this is a criticism of the Reds’ transfer ‘policy.’
We say ‘policy’ in the very loosest of terms too because A.) a policy usually works and B.) throwing it out of the window when it doesn’t work as this deal would, suggests it’s a pretty flimsy thing in the first place.
The Reds have got it all wrong in this window and have failed to land any of their targets before appearing to revert to going for a 29-year-old who’s barely played at the very highest level.
It’s more than likely that the deal won’t even go through but even so, the fact that it has arisen now smacks of desperation and ideas running out – sounds familiar with Liverpool, doesn’t it?
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