Liverpool and Chelsea are fighting to sign Moises Caicedo from Brighton – as you may have heard.
It was Sky Sports who revealed that Jürgen Klopp wants the Ecuador international at Anfield.
However, it seemed as if Chelsea were preparing to make the first move – according to Ben Jacobs of CBS Sports.
Now, the pendulum feels like it has swung – Liverpool fans should feel far more confident about beating Chelsea to a deal.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Well, things have not been easy for Graham Potter at Stamford Bridge since he replaced Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea currently sit tenth in the Premier League and have also been knocked out of the FA Cup following Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Manchester City.
Now, there is said to be instability throughout the club – according to the Daily Mail.
Sources close to Chelsea have told the Daily Mail that there may now be too many people involved in the recruitment process at Stamford Bridge, with operations lacking balance in west London.
Of course, it remains to be seen if Todd Boehly is as quick to fire managers as Roman Abramovich was, but it certainly isn’t unlikely that Potter could be sacked if the dismal results continue.
It sounds like a very messy situation at Chelsea, which could benefit Liverpool in the race to sign Caicedo.
The Brighton maestro – valued at £50m by the Seagulls – is unlikely to join Chelsea if he cannot be assured that Potter will still be there in a few weeks.
Caicedo would also be more likely to join Liverpool as the Reds find themselves in with a better chance of securing Champions League qualification, whereas Chelsea are languishing in tenth.
LIVERPOOL STILL HAVE WORK TO DO IN CAICEDO PURSUIT
As messy as things seem at Chelsea right now, Liverpool also aren’t doing as well as they can – albeit better than the Blues.
Therefore, Klopp must dust off his charm and deliver a convincing pitch to Caicedo, a player Liverpool desperately need to revamp their midfield department.
The Reds have been boosted by uncertainty at Stamford Bridge, but they must now get their own house in order to take advantage of the situation.