Liverpool have not had a very successful transfer window this summer. First they had their approach for Virgil Van Djik rejected by Southhampton who swiftly took legal action for negotiating with the player before the club. A truly humiliating incident that shone a light on the clubs poor management.
However, that incident is no where near as ridiculous as the clubs desperate attempt to sign star midfielder Naby Keita from RB Leipzig. The German club finished second in the Bundesliga this year and is backed by Red bull who have ambitions to take the club to the top of the Bundesliga and then Europe. They have a massive amount of money and some of the best young players in the world (see Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg).
The East German club is arguably already a stronger team than Liverpool. This hasn’t stopped the Reds from repeatedly bidding on the player. RB Leipzig management has been adamant that Keita is not for sale as they want to keep there squad together for next season.
Today Liverpool submitted their largest bid yet for Keita at €65 million. The question remains when will Liverpool realize they are not a top club anymore, stop humiliating themselves in the transfer market and go for players who’s signatures they can secure?