'I wish Liverpool had signed him': Carragher says Reds bagged wrong striker

Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher says he wishes the Reds had signed Wilfried Bony last summer.

Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher says he wishes the Reds had signed Wilfried Bony last summer.

The Swansea City forward was impressive, despite the Welsh side’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur and Carragher reflected on his performance having watched Liverpool lose 3-0 to Manchester United, earlier on Sunday.

“I wish Liverpool had signed him,” said Carragher on Sky Sports.

“If Liverpool sign [Mario] Balotelli for £16m, Bony is worth £20m or £25m.”

“I wish Liverpool got him this summer and I hope they’re looking at him in the future.”

Carragher’s comments seem to have been born out of the frustration of watching Balotelli fail to have an impact in the game against United.

The Italian striker was brought on by Brendan Rodgers to try and get his team back into the game, but he struggled to have an impact on the game as he cut a frustrated figure.

There have been reports that Liverpool officials are already considering big changes at Anfield, with the club well placed to add players in the January transfer window.

However, manager Brendan Rodgers would stress that were it not for the heroics of United goalkeeper David De Gea and some poor decision making by the match officials, Liverpool would have secured at least a point from the game yesterday.

De Gea produced a series of fine saves when he was exposed by Manchester United’s defence, with their second goal seemingly coming from an offside position via Juan Mata.

There is plenty for Liverpool to work on and hopefully, the frustrations which led to Carragher suggesting his old side signed the wrong striker over the summer can gradually be eased.

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