Liverpool Transfer Saga: Carmo’s Journey and Anfield’s Wise Choices


In the tale of transfers, one name resurfaces: David Carmo, a former Liverpool target who is now set to join Olympiacos, marking a twist in his football journey.

Three years ago, in January 2021, Liverpool faced defensive challenges with key players injured. Names like Duje Caleta-Car and David Carmo were in the mix, with Carmo seemingly having ‘one foot in Liverpool,’ according to then-manager Carlos Carvalhal. However, the move never materialized, and Carmo eventually chose Porto in 2022.

Liverpool’s near miss: Carmo’s alternate path

Fast forward to the present, and journalist Fabrizio Romano reports that Olympiacos is on the verge of signing Carmo from FC Porto on an initial loan deal. This move raises eyebrows as, at 24, he’s opting for Greece after almost joining Liverpool three years ago. It prompts reflections on the choices made in 2021.

Carmo’s career at Porto hasn’t blossomed as anticipated. While Olympiacos is a renowned club in Greece, a move at this stage suggests a deviation from the trajectory expected after the Liverpool saga. It leaves one pondering if Liverpool made the right call in steering clear of Carmo.

Duje Caleta-Car, another 2021 target, hasn’t made Liverpool regret their decision. After facing relegation with Southampton, he’s currently on loan with Lyon, facing a similar fate. Choices matter, and Liverpool’s decision not to pursue Caleta-Car seems justified.

Reflecting on Liverpool’s defensive moves, Ben Davies, signed from Preston North End, didn’t feature for Liverpool but found success with Rangers. Ozan Kabak, despite an imperfect stint at Anfield, has praised Jurgen Klopp’s influence and settled well at Hoffenheim.

At 23, Kabak’s future in the Premier League might still unfold. As for Carmo, any hopes of a Liverpool return seem dashed with this latest move. Liverpool’s patience in waiting for Ibrahima Konate appears validated.

In the world of football transfers, the path taken can be unpredictable. Liverpool’s strategic choices and wait-and-see approach seem to have paid off, providing a lesson in ever-evolving landscape of player acquisitions.

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