Speaking on the Here We Go Podcast, Fabrizio Romano has made a claim about Liverpool and their hopes of signing Patson Daka this summer.
The striker eventually ended up at Leicester City, but Romano says that Liverpool would have gone for the Zambian if they had managed to sell Xherdan Shaqiri earlier in the window.
Unfortunately for the Reds, Shaqiri was only sold in late August, meaning that Daka had already joined Leicester by the time the Merseyside club got their windfall.
What’s been said?
Romano was speaking about the race for Daka’s signature this summer.
“Yes, he had chances to join many Premier League clubs and this summer Liverpool had a strategy this summer, sell players and eventually sign new players. If they sold Shaqiri or Origi in the first days of June, they had the chance to sign Patson Daka because they were interested in Patson Daka, but then it collapsed because of timings on Shaqiri, who was eventually sold to Lyon in August,” Romano said.
Missed out on a gem
Unfortunately, it looks as though Liverpool have missed out on a fantastic player.
Indeed, the former Salzburg man has been labelled ‘the next Thierry Henry’ in the past, and if he becomes half as good as the French legend, he’ll be world-class.
Yes, Daka is yet to score a Premier League goal, but he’s already looking like an absolute handful who would have fit Jurgen Klopp’s style very well.
Indeed, just look at his performance in the Community Shield, his pace caused all sorts of problems and it’s surely just a matter of time before the striker starts finding the back of the net for the Foxes.
Sadly for Liverpool, they didn’t end up signing a new attacker this summer.