How could one team get something so wrong when they had so many options?
Yes, the Reds did not have an absolute wealth of forwards to choose from in the summer transfer market. But they could have made a bigger effort to sign Bony from Swansea. They also could have signed Loic Remy, who has already scored enough goals at Chelsea to make a mockery of Liverpool's current strikers.
In the end, Brendan Rodgers and the 'transfer committee' went for Mario Balotelli. And what a mistake that turned out to be.
Sure, the Italian could still come good at Anfield (although that is highly doubtful). Even if he does, however, will he be anywhere near a clinical as Bony, who finished with aplomb for Swansea at West Ham yesterday and has been consistently doing so in the Premier League during 2014?
Naturally, Bony's goal - which gave the Swans the lead in a game West Ham eventually won 3-1 - prompted plenty of Liverpool fan reaction on Twitter. And the Anfield faithful were neither happy nor impressed.
If nothing changes in January, Bony will continue to get the goals for Swansea. In the meantime, what exactly will Balotelli be doing?
The more i see of Bony the more i like him! #LFC really shoudve went for him in summer,i think he would been ideal for us— Wayne Kelly (@waynek24) December 7, 2014
Dont sign Bony they said. He's not clinical enough they said...yeah about that #LFC— Ranter (@Rant3r) December 7, 2014
Madness how we didn't push for Bony in the summer. Highest PL scorer in 2014. Had a £19 million release clause. #lfc— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ96) December 7, 2014
Should've signed Bony instead of Mario, bet it's the people upstairs thinking sign Mario cause he'd sell more shirts than Bony. #LFC— AhmadN (@ahmadnaeem) December 7, 2014
Clinical by former #lfc target Wilfred Bony! Great goal and would've been perfect in red! Pace, strength & would've got lots of goals!— Liverpool FC (@LFCblogster) December 7, 2014
All those Wilfred Bony haters bet are wishing he was in #lfc red now? Twice the player of Balotelli, Borini & Lambert at the minute.— Liverpool FC (@LFCblogster) December 7, 2014