Paul Merson, who is active in England’s ‘Sky Sports’, criticized Liverpool’s move in the transfer market.
Liverpool are hardly ever rebounding. Liverpool are in the midst of their worst performance this season with a marked drop in performance from the beginning of the season. 먹튀검증
In particular, the sluggishness intensified this year. In 2023, Liverpool failed to win a single league title. The points accumulated so far are only one point earned in the match against Chelsea. This is the lowest performance in the Premier League as of 2023.
The midfield is pointed out as the biggest problem. Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, who were key until last season, have been sluggish this season due to serious deterioration in their skills, and other players have not been able to play consistently due to injuries and other reasons. The fact that ‘prospect’ Stefan Bassetich and ‘Gyereuk’ Nabi Keita are the main players tells us where Liverpool is now.
The attack isn’t too bad either. Roberto Firmino, who showed the best form, is groaning with injuries, and Luis Dias, who quickly adapted last season, has not yet returned. Diogo Jota is also injured. Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah show no signs of improving, and only Cody Gagpo is struggling up front.
I can’t help but miss Sadio Mane. Mane, a striker who shared Liverpool’s renaissance and golden years, left for Bayern Munich this summer. The club also respected his intention to devote himself to the team for six seasons, sent Mane without much noise, and is now acutely feeling his absence.
Merson also pointed this out. He said of Liverpool’s decision to sell Mane: “It was the worst £30m ever. It would have been better to keep him for another year and then let him go for free. (The odds he would have made the difference) It is 100%,” he criticized, saying that the profits from selling Mane harmed the club as a result.
Of course there are opposing opinions. Mane’s separation from Liverpool was reasonable enough, and the team’s real problem is the midfield, not the attack. England’s ‘The Boot Room’ commented on Merson’s remarks: “The transfer of Mane was a logical, pragmatic and selfless decision. Liverpool have been sluggish this season, but it is mainly due to weaknesses in the midfield and defense.”