To be honest, this comes as something of a relief. While adding another winger with some future projection would be nice, the club has other priorities at the moment. With the club seemingly fixated on him in an almost bizarre fashion of late, hopefully this means that some of those priorities can be addressed now.
The cold reality is that, no matter how you felt about Salah signing, any hope for Liverpool bringing him in died the moment Chelsea showed up on the scene. He's spoken about wanting to play for Chelsea in the past, and never mentioned Liverpool in those interviews. So when a club he likes comes in with a late bid and likely higher wages than the main club that was trying to get him? He goes to that club, period, end of story.
If anything, this whole endeavor should hopefully serve as a lesson to Liverpool's staff: if you decide you really want a player, don't drag your feet. Get a bid together, get negotiating, talk to their agent. Don't let it go on so long that this kind of thing happens again.
Now go buy a midfielder. Please.
- Victor Moses: "I Haven't Been Myself"
- Sunday Open Thread: The Cup Runneth Over Edition
- Rodgers Not Concerned About Recovery Time for Liverpool's Regulars Ahead of Everton Visit
- Rodgers Won't Admit Defeat to Chelsea in Salah Chase
- Bournemouth 0, Liverpool 2: Concerns Emerge Despite Comfortable Finish