Liverpool transfers: ‘Reds in trouble after failing to sign Loic Remy’
Liverpool transfers: Steve Nicol feels the Reds are in trouble after Loïc Remy's proposed move collapsed
Liverpool are in trouble after failing to sign Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, according to Steve Nicol.
The Reds pulled the plug on an £8.5m deal for the France international at the weekend, citing a failed medical as the reason for the collapsed transfer.
Remy is going to go back to QPR and he’s going to score goals. Harry Redknapp is the one who is going to benefit
However, QPR boss Harry Redknapp questioned the validity of Liverpool’s excuse, insisting the former Marseille striker is one of the fittest players that he has worked with.
Brendan Rodgers is bidding to replace Luis Suarez, who moved to Barcelona in a £75m deal earlier this month.
And former Liverpool defender Nicol feels Remy is the best option available to the 18-time English champions.
“There doesn’t seem to be anybody available who has Loic Remy’s track record. It’s bad news for Liverpool more than anyone else,” Nicol told talkSPORT.
“Remy is going to go back to QPR and he’s going to score goals. Harry Redknapp is the one who is going to benefit.
“You can’t expect Daniel Sturridge to do it all on his own.
“He’s shown he can play up front, score goals and carry the team for a certain amount of time. Without another striker though, in case he gets injured, they are up the creek without a paddle.
“There isn’t another striker currently at the club that is going to take them into the top four, never mind challenge for the Premier League title.
“Liverpool are in trouble. They have to find somebody and I’m not sure where they’re going to find them.”