AQUILANI SAYS LIVERPOOL DID NOT DO ENOUGH BUSINESS
Former Liverpool player Alberto Aquilani has questioned the club's transfer business and insists that they have not done enough to prove that they are ready to compete with their rivals. The Reds were only able to sign one player during the entire summer transfer window and let go of up to three players who were registered under them as first-team stars, meaning that they lost more players than they signed and it's not something that Aquilani sees as good business. Liverpool completed the signing of French defender Ibrahima Konate from German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig this summer and it was their only addition to the squad.
However, they allowed midfielder Giorgio Wijnaldum to leave the club and sign for French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain after they failed to reach an agreement with him over a contract renewal. They also allowed defender Ozan Kabak to return to parent club Schalke 04 after the player spent the entirety of last season on loan at Anfield following their decision to not sign him on a permanent contract.
Another departure was Switzerland attacking midfielder Xerdan Shaqiri, who left Jurgen Klopp's side to sign for French outfit Olympique Lyon on a permanent transfer. The three players they allowed to leave the club were not replaced, according to Aquilani and the former star says that the decision may come back to haunt the English Premier League giants his season.
Aquilani says Liverpool were rather quiet in the transfer market and watched their rivals spend big to invest heavily in their squads and that the fact that they failed to sign more players could prove to be a regrettable move for them except if they are lucky enough to avoid the consequences. Liverpool were rarely linked with new signings this summer and it remains a mystery why it was so.