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Summer transfer business has ‘backfired’ according to reports from inside Liverpool

Liverpool’s summer transfer business has come under fire following their poor start to the season, did they make the wrong moves this summer?

One report is claiming that those inside Anfield are acknowledging that their summer business hasn’t worked out so far.

That’s an issue that’s had a magnifying glass shined right up against it for the majority of the season so far. Questions have been asked about the signings and the departures as Liverpool have started the season in poor form.

 

Miguel Delaney of the Independent has revealed that the Liverpool higher-ups are disappointed in the transfer business conducted and it’s fair to say it hasn’t worked out so far.

 

Delaney’s comments on Liverpool’s summer business

With Liverpool letting Sadio Mane leave this summer, the Reds lost a truly top-class player and he was always going to be highly difficult to replace.

Miguel Delaney of The Independent claims that  there is a realisation within the Liverpool camp that the decision to sell Mane is backfiring in that they haven’t replaced him properly.

Reading they Game column, Delaney points out how those inside Anfield think Mane had developed into a genuine world-class player and with that, the club just haven’t replaced him properly.

The signing of Darwin Nunez was meant to be the next step for the club, with Luis Diaz taking over the left wing role and the pair would be led by Mohamed Salah.

Losing Mane, who was so important to their attack, has hurt them. Nunez could be a great player in the future, but he is such a different style of player to the likes of Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota and Mane – who have all played in that central role as a false nine/central forward.

 

I can see why Nunez was signed – he had just come off the back of a 34-goal season for Benfica – and with Jota there who can emulate a similar style to Mane when he played down the centre, then Nunez is the alternative type of forward.

 

He will take time to adapt to this team and likewise, they will have to adapt to him as a tall, direct and more natural number nine which is incredibly different to the more fluid type of forward Jurgen Klopp has favoured during his time here.

 

Especially at the current time, everyone is looking to point fingers but the reality is we’re a month into the season and there is such a long way to go. I believe that the striker role will be shared between Jota and Nunez throughout the season but patience is needed for this attack to begin to click – but patience is a virtue these days at the elite clubs.

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