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Liverpool slammed for transfer business mess

Liverpool have a major issue as we enter the final few weeks of the summer transfer window.

After Fabinho and Jordan Henderson left the club over the summer, Liverpool have been left without a proper holding midfielder.

Alexis Mac Alister started in the no.6 role vs Chelsea and whilst impressive at times, it was clear he does not have the defensive awareness to play there all the time.

Liverpool have tried to sign both Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia in recent weeks, but both are now heading to Chelsea, with the former’s move already confirmed.

This poor planning on Liverpool’s part has caught the ire of Jammie Carragher.

Addressing the Caicedo and Lavia sagas on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football programme, Carragher said:

“They are in a pretty difficult place,” he said. “They need to buy someone in midfield, people know that they are desperate.

“To not have things in order… people think I defend [owners] FSG, I’ve got no relationship with them at all. This is not on the owners, this is on the structure of the football club. When you go back two years when Liverpool were the model for every team in Europe, not just the Premier League, to follow.

“When Liverpool are winning the league and getting to Champions League finals, what are Liverpool doing? They’re not spending as much money as other teams, but they are producing these players. Yes they’ve got a great manager but they had a guy called Michael Edwards at the top of the club in terms of a director of football, transfer committee… whatever name you want to put on it beneath him, it worked well.

“He left. His number two [Julian Ward] then took over, he was in the job for six months and moved on. You have to ask the reasons why these people are actually moving on from the football club. I don’t know, I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes.”

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Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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