What Alan Shearer has just said about Liverpool transfer decision

The former Newcastle United striker has not held back when discussing Liverpool’s transfer failings.

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Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has knocked Liverpool for missing out on Moises Caciedo.

The Reds appeared from out of nowhere to bid £111m for the Ecuador international last week, but that bid only antagonised the London club to respond with a £115m to trump their efforts.

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Prior to that, we saw Liverpool have three bids for Southampton’s Romeo Lavia rejected - as they failed to reach the Saints valuation of £50m. Chelsea then tested the water with a £48m bid which then saw Liverpool attempt to make a move for Caicedo - it was certainly exciting but, in the end, fruitless for Liverpool.

Caicedo’s signing has already been confirmed by the club and Lavia is close to following him, leaving Jurgen Klopp empty-handed. The whole drama surrounding these transfers are something that Klopp hasn’t had to endure during his time at the club and Shearer believes it isn’t a ‘good look’ for the club.

“It’s pretty embarrassing for Liverpool if that is the case.” Shearer told The Rest is Football Podcast.

“They’ve gone we will agree a deal for £111m, and then all of a sudden it’s ‘no thanks, I don’t fancy coming to you, I’m going to London. That is not a good look for Liverpool”

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It leaves the Merseyside outfit in a precarious position - where do they go next? It’s back to the drawing board as they are in dire need of a defensive midfielder to help anchor their midfield and allow their technicians thrive going forward.

Options may be slim, but the club have been re-linked with Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Manu Kone after his recovery from injury.

There’s also Tyler Adams of Leeds United who has a release clause of £20m, however, Bournemouth have already triggered it and he wouldn’t be available for at least a month and a half.

Fulham’s Joao Palhinha is an experienced and top-level performer in that role, but he would cost a similar amount to Lavia and it’s unclear whether they would allow one of the best players to leave this early into a new season.

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For now, Liverpool must lick their wounds in the market but quickly turn their attention to finding a suitable replacement for Fabinho. Without one, they will struggle to play to their full potential this season.

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