Lucky escape’: Telegraph journo says Liverpool lucked out by not signing two players this summer

Luke Edwards lauded the transformative work that took place in the summer to rejuvenate Liverpool’s midfield, with the Reds enjoying a ‘lucky escape’ in their failure to land Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia.

The Belgian had been initially thought to be close to the top of the agenda for the Merseysiders. However, a late swoop for the Ecuadorian proved catastrophic for their chances of signing either.

“They had a lucky escape with Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia,” the Telegraph journalist spoke on BBC Radio 5 Live (via BBC Sport).

“At the start of September I said Liverpool were back. The midfield was the area they needed to address in the summer. Now 10 games into the season, the table won’t lie and if it wasn’t for the defeat at Tottenham they would be very close to the top of the league and probably above Arsenal.

“I think Liverpool are back and it bodes really well. It was really smart recruitment in the end to address those problems in midfield.”

The former Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder has since struggled to replicate his impact at Stamford Bridge, whilst his fellow new signing has spent much of the season in the treatment room.

We’re under no illusions about the quality of the aforementioned duo, who will surely realise their potential at some point.

That said, there can be absolutely no regrets over how we handled ourselves despite suffering such significant setbacks. Indeed, both Ryan Gravenberch and Wataru Endo are proving astute additions beyond Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister.

Liverpool had one major challenge to overcome in the summer window – one hardly helped by the sudden departures of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson – and it’s fair to say that our recruitment team have more or less nailed it!

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