Stan Collymore says Liverpool wanted Alexis Sanchez and would be title contenders if they got him

Alexis Sanchez Chile

The Arsenal striker has scored 14 goals already this season.

This summer Liverpool lost their star player when Luis Suarez made a dream move to Barcelona come true. The goal-getting Uruguayan had almost propelled Liverpool to the title last season but after yet another biting incident Liverpool were happy to let him move on in the summer.

To replace him they snapped up Mario Balotelli for around £16 million from AC Milan. It is fair to say that so far the Italian, who is yet to score in the Premier League, has not quite reached that level.

Meanwhile Arsenal signed a man who has perhaps gone on to replace Suarez as the individual star of the Premier League this season.

Alexis Sanchez has already scored 14 goals this term and has won player of the month at Arsenal on three occasions in a row. The Chilean was perhaps the perfect Suarez replacement, but Liverpool did not snap him up.

According to one former Liverpool striker, not for the want of trying.

Stan Collymore, who played for Liverpool between 1995 and 1997, claims in his latest column for Bleacher Report that Liverpool wanted Sanchez in the summer and that the fact they did not get him is now proving costly:

"I know for a fact Liverpool were interested in Alexis Sanchez this summer, but instead they decided to spread their money over a number of other deals.

"Alexis went to Arsenal, and the rest is history—he's scoring goals, playing at a high tempo and has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water.

"Liverpool missed out on the closest thing they could have got to Luis Suarez. I honestly believe had they signed Alexis, they'd be challenging for the title, and the good times would still be rolling at Anfield.

"Liverpool fans must be kicking themselves."

As Alexis Sanchez continues to carry Arsenal this season there is no doubt that Liverpool fans are indeed giving themselves the boot over the club's inability to snap up the Premier League's man of the moment.

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