We wouldn’t want to be Michael Edwards this morning…
Liverpool’s Sporting Director has very little experience of working the transfer market, and since his promotion to the position earlier this year, this window was his first chance to show what he can do.
Unfortunately, Liverpool have gone from our top target choosing us over City and Chelsea on Monday, to the club apologising to Southampton and pulling out of a deal 48 hours later…
The info that Van Dijk had chosen us was leaked to journalists by the club at the beginning of the week; a grave error – as Southampton reported us to the Premier League and FSG decided to pull out of the transfer and issue an apology.
Now, FSG want answers, and according to Sam Wallace in the Telegraph, will hold Edwards accountable.
Southampton knew Van Dijk had been approached, but Liverpool celebrating the coup before a bid had even been accepted was too much for the south coast club.
FSG want to know who told every journalist under the sun that the player was ours following contact, and why.
We’d be surprised if Edwards was still in a job by the end of the summer after overseeing this woefully bodged transfer.