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Exclusive: "Why on earth did they spend £100m on Jack Grealish?" - Ex-Red highlights City's MAJOR transfer failing 💪
The Reds may not have access to the same level of funding but their transfer dealings have arguably been superior to their league rivals 💯
The argument that constantly crops up with regard to Liverpool and our American owners, Fenway Sports Group, tends to be of financial nature.
How far can FSG take us without a similar level of financial backing to the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and our European rivals?
It’s a fair question, to a certain degree, it has to be said.
The reality, of course, under Jurgen Klopp, is that we’ve been far from unsuccessful.
Indeed, but for an injury-hit 2020/21 campaign, we’d probably all be basking still in the afterglow of another Champions League trophy or Premier League title, such is the brilliance of this Liverpool side.
Were we to come across a £100m windfall to spend as we please (without the necessary player sales to support it), however, no fan would be inclined to turn their noses up at it.
Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards free to spend £100m? The possibilities are endless.
The last time we had such cash available was post-Philippe Coutinho’s big-money move to Barcelona; a fleecing of the La Liga giants that saw us vastly improve our first-XI with the signings of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.
Liverpool know a bargain when they see one but they also know how to spend the big bucks too - and extremely well at that.
By contrast, the same can’t always be said of our league rivals, Manchester City, who - when in desperate need of an out-and-out striker - spent big on Aston Villa’s former talismanic captain, Jack Grealish.
It was a decision that prompted bafflement from former Liverpool star Stan Collymore, who was keen to highlight the current limitations of the Reds’ title rivals.
It’s worth considering that Pep Guardiola’s men did play us off the park in the first 45 minutes of football at Anfield, though, as Collymore rightly pointed out, the Cityzens will likely struggle without a defined goalscorer in the long run.
That may seem a bizarre comment to make given that the Manchester-based outfit are the joint-third-highest scoring Premier League side behind Chelsea (15) and Liverpool (17).
However, there’s a very good reason as to why Guardiola was so desperate to add Harry Kane to City’s ranks in the summer window and only time will tell with regard to the importance of that particular failing.
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