Carragher has not been silent in the aftermath of Liverpool’s decision not to sign Bellingham
‘Waste of money’ says Jamie Carragher of Liverpool’s ’embarrassing’ signing.
The importance of Liverpool’s midfield woes this season cannot be overstated.
Jurgen Klopp and his team will have to use their time and resources wisely once the summer window opens.
To the chagrin of the Anfield faithful, the club’s long-running pursuit of Jude Bellingham recently came to an end.
With Carragher announcing the need to sign three midfielders over the next 12 months at the end of last season, it’s time to turn their attention to cheaper alternatives to the English teen.
Their transfer incompetence has been thrashed by supporters, and now Champions League winner Carragher has chastised the club for appearing ‘weak’ and ‘negligent’.
Jamie Carragher’s thoughts on Arthur Melo
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher wrote for The Telegraph about how fans feel misled following their club’s withdrawal from their long-running Bellingham pursuit.
Liverpool will need ready-made reinforcements this summer if they are to regain their title-challenging form, which has been lacking this season.
Despite their interest in Bellingham and Aurelien Tchouameni, Liverpool must have been aware of the urgent need for a midfield renewal, according to his comments.
Arthur Melo, a last-minute loan signing by Klopp Carragher has called a “embarrassing climbdown” and a “waste of money,” enters the picture at this point.
“That is [Klopp’s] biggest mistake on this issue and he knows it,” Carragher wrote for The Telegraph. “The big giveaway that he realised his error in not recruiting before the last pre-season was the last-minute scramble for Arthur Melo on the final day of last August’s transfer window.”
Liverpool, a team based in Anfield, justified their financial outlay as a means of buying time while searching for a longer-term, world-beating midfielder.
“That deal was a money-wasting climbdown and embarrassing. Liverpool was waiting for the longer-term goal, which was the justification at the time.
Anfield’s disappointing tenure with Arthur Melo
The Brazilian international’s stay in Merseyside, where he paid a loan fee of £3.9 million, has been one to forget.
Melo has mostly played for Liverpool’s Under-21 team, making just one appearance for the senior team in their 1-0 loss to Napoli.
Transfer insider Dean Jones told GIVEMESPORT that their loaned midfielder Melo has been nothing more than a “panic buy.”
Since joining from Italian powerhouse Juventus, Melo’s absence from Anfield matches has been primarily due to injury.
The player in question will, unfortunately, probably return to Turin this summer because the venture was a failure for both parties.
The Anfield hierarchy will have to accept this as yet another hiring blunder, but all eyes will be on their summer transfer activity now that their pursuit of one of the biggest prospects in world football has come to a shaming end.