Liverpool fans are starting to wonder why even when they seem on the brink of making a top signing their lose their man at the last minute as was the case yesterday when Manchester United announced they has signed Memphis Depay from PSV.
The same thing happened last summer when the Reds lost Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal and the same the season before when William signed for Chelsea.
It would appear that Liverpool now, are a club players only join when the two Manchester teams and Chelsea and Arsenal are not interested.
Perhaps rather than have this constant embarrassment the Reds should take a leaf out of Portuguese side Porto’s book and buy and develop young players rather than go after players that are already wanted by other top clubs.
Unlike Porto though who have made a fortune developing and then selling on talent for a profit, Liverpool should keep the talent and sell the players that do not make the grade.
Below you can read Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan opinion on why Liverpool lost out on Depay while being interviewed on talkSPORT.
“Up until about 48 hours ago he wasn’t going to go to Manchester United. There was a bigger chance he would go to PSG or Liverpool.
“We understand Liverpool were real serious contenders, because United weren’t involved. He had a strong favour for the Premier League and he was flattered by the interest from Liverpool. Bolo Zenden and Dirk Kuyt told him he would get playing time there and it would be a great set-up for him to develop.
“But what happened in the last 48 hours was Man United became aware of the fact PSG were prepared to go a long, long way financially to sign him. The money PSG are offering to players is, I understand, flabbergasting.
But Man United attracts players much more than PSG, even though they’ve had a difficult one and a half years. PSG can lure them only with money.’
Listen to Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan explain the ins-and-outs of the transfer coup on Talksport here