Liverpool had expressed their interest in signing Brighton midfielder Moses Caicedo in the summer window. However, in the end, Liverpool signed Juventus player Arthur on a loan. Liverpool started their campaign with injuries to key players such as Keita and Thiago. Moreover, the injury to captain Henderson was the one that sent alarm bells ringing at Anfield. Liverpool went after a new player in the last days of the transfer window.
Liverpool had several players on their radar. However, Caicedo was the one who the Reds wanted the most. Caicedo is a consistent performer for Brighton. He has put in fantastic performances for Brighton and was declared the Man Of the Match on multiple occasions. Consequently, he was a good fit for the Liverpool squad. However, manager Graham Potter put a price tag of £100million on his most important player. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Potter said:
“You’d probably get his boots for that (£42m) from the chairman – maybe! £100m? They can try.”Graham Potter the Mail
“As soon as you do research on him you realise he is a top kid, great person, young, playing in the Premier League, has all the attributes to play at the very, very highest level.”
Caicedo’s reaction to Liverpool’s interest
Moses Caicedo has spoken up about the interest that Liverpool showed in the ending days of the summer transfer window. Brighton have been in a good form recently. They have won 3 out of their last 5 matches, losing only one game. They defeated Leicester 5-2 in their most recent match in the League. Caicedo scored a brace in Brighton’s 5-2 trashing of Leicester City. Following the match, Caicedo was asked about his future with Brighton to which he replied:
“I’m very happy here at Brighton. I’m not thinking about any other club than Brighton. This is the club where I am now, and I will give everything for this club and to keep doing well here.”
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