FSG Fund Abundant, 5 Players It Still Fails Costumed Liverpool
Liverpool are eyeing a number of big names in the transfer market this season. The last time, they finally broke the club transfer record by bringing Mohamed Salah who carried off with money Fenway Sports Group (FSG).
However, with the famous FSG loyal, they in fact never failed in bringing some targets. After all, since take over 2010 ago, Liverpool is not too slick even though it has to spend a lot of money.
Since under the FSG, the Reds have only won one trophy, the League Cup 2012. Together with Jurgen Klopp, they began appearing consistent with the finish in the last four of last season.
Currently, Liverpool is trying to bring Naby Keita and Virgil Van Dijk with the price reached 70 million euros. However, the deal seems unlikely.
Well, in addition to Keita and Van Dijk are predicted to fail to come, there are five main names Liverpool’s target is also not able to be imported. Anyone? Here’s the list quoted Sportskeeda:
In the summer of 2012, FSG replaces Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish with Brendan Rodgers. The owner gave the manager 20 million pounds sterling along with the sales money as a transfer capital.
Rodgers then brought in Joe Allen, Fabio Borini, Oussama Assaidi and 18-year-old striker Samed Yesil. Furthermore, Nuri Sahin arrived on loan from Real Madrid.
They then broke the club record by bringing Andy Carroll who is still on loan at West Ham. Practically, the position of the striker left only two players, namely Borini and Luis Suarez.
Rodger then wants to tie up Fulham striker Clint Dempsey, who has the best season by scoring 23 goals. However, Fulham claim Liverpool only offer 3 million pounds sterling. Dempsey reportedly rejected Aston Villa, which approved a fee of 5 million pounds sterling.
However, Liverpool did not increase the offer. Instead of having to apologize to the London club for claiming a deal has been completed on their official website.
Finally, Jordan Henderson was offered as part of the deal. But he decided not to move and now captains the team. Thus, Dempsey is the main target that failed and the pain increased when Tottenham recruited him for £ 7 million plus bonus.
4. Mohamed Salah
This may surprise many people. However, Liverpool has failed to bring in Salah four years ago, to be exact 2013. Actually, he is Rodgers main target in the January 2014 transfer window.
Salah made a lot of big clubs interested thanks to his performance with Basel. Liverpool first registered an interest in October 2013.
However, Liverpool failed to sign Salah in January because CEO Ian Ayre will not pay. On the other hand, Salah’s agent claims that Liverpool are negotiating for three months, increasing from £ 5 million to £ 7 million.
Chelsea, meanwhile, twisted and completed a £ 11 million deal, although Salah failed to make an impact at Chelsea once. Having spent more than two years in Italy, the Egyptian is now at Liverpool for three times as much.
3. Henrikh Mkhitaryan
The transfer window of 2013 Liverpool targets the attacker Shakhtar Donetsk, Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The Armenian player is one of the best young talents in Europe and is regarded as a perfect complement to Suarez and Sturridge.
However, there was a matter of ownership rights and the deal was delayed. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund negotiate with the player. Slowly, Liverpool missed a chance after Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp signed him.
Mkhitaryan himself was not sure to move to England at the time. Furthermore, while talking to Klopp, he feels comfortable to Germany.
Thus, Liverpool again failed to recruit another major target that could help win the Premier League. Mkhitaryan finally appeared special in Dortmund before joining rivals Liverpool, Manchester United last year.
2. Diego Costa
In the summer of 2013, Liverpool tried to sign Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa. The Reds then try to offer money £ 21.8 million for Costa.
There is hope that the agreement will be completed soon, given the release clause is fulfilled. However, Costa chose to sign a new contract with Atletico Madrid and instead join Chelsea next summer.
In a recently released biography, “Diego Costa: The Art of War”, by Fran Gillen, mentioned the reason why Costa rejected Liverpool. The reason was the presence of Chelsea manager at the time, Jose Mourinho.
As per the book, Mourinho convinced Costa and Atletico to wait 12 months. Chelsea will also pay more to secure his services later. Finally, this convinced the Brazilian-born striker to stay at Atletico the following season. He then moved to Chelsea, winning two titles with them.
1. Alexis Sanchez
Sales of Luis Suarez to Barcelona in 2014 is a summer drama 2013. Suarez brought the Reds almost Premier League champions before pulling to Spain
The transfer means Alexis Sanchez will be sold by Barcelona to make way for Suarez. At that time, the player from Chile was also predicted to be a substitute for the dream of the Reds.
Liverpool CEO, Ian Ayre admitted, the deal has been done Liverpool to sign Sanchez. However, once Arsenal showed interest and Sanchez chose the North London club.
The reason is because he and his wife prefer to live in London rather than Merseyside. Liverpool then confused about the attacker until now. Therefore, the main striker, Daniel Sturridge is constantly injured.