It really hasn’t been the best time for Liverpool over the past few weeks – both on and off the pitch.
Results have been indifferent with losses and draws creeping in more and more often whilst no signings have come in during this window and that’s where their problems lie.
It’s all their fault, too.
Going into the window pretty much everyone you asked said that the Reds needed extra players to sustain their title challenge and duly that has proven correct with the Reds suffering thanks to the likes of Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho being out.
It’s not like they didn’t know they needed extra players until January, though, if anything this was apparent in the summer.
Of course, it’s easy to say this with hindsight but the Reds knew injuries were always going to happen and that Mane was going to leave for AFCON 2017 so why did they not act in the summer?
Instead they’ve tried to be reactive instead of proactive and it’s made them suffer badly with clubs, naturally, reluctant to sell their stars mid-season.
The Reds’ transfer strategy has been doubted before and once again it needs to be called into question because they haven’t actually suffered any surprising obstacles in their way to this point this season.
They’ve had a few injuries – but every club gets them and the fixture list was always going to be hectic. Yet here we are after all of that and the Reds still haven’t acted.
It’s cost them dear so far, and it could only get worse by the end of the season.
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