Liverpool transfers: Purslow urges Reds to be cautious with targets
Liverpool transfers: Christian Purslow urges Liverpool to be more clever in the transfer market after missing out on Mohamed Salah
Christian Purslow has urged Liverpool to be more clever in the transfer market after the Reds missed out on signing Mohamed Salah this month.
The Merseyside club were tracking the Egyptian winger for some time before Chelsea swooped and secured an £11m deal to sign the midfielder from Basel last week.
The difference between fourth and fifth could be something that lasts for generations
The Reds also came close to signing Willian in the summer before the Blues brought the Brazilian to west London.
And former Liverpool managing director has told Brendan Rodgers to keep his transfer cards closer to his chest in future.
“There have been two very high-profile examples where they have probably unwisely flagged prematurely players that were the latest big thing and key targets, both Willian and Salah, and in both cases they were gazumped,” Purslow told talkSPORT.
“I think the issue there is you probably want to be a little bit more cautious about flagging critical targets in such an intensely competitive market.”
Purslow also underlined the importance of Liverpool breaking back into the top four this season.
He added: “The difference between fourth and fifth could be something that lasts for generations. The stakes are as high as they have ever been.”