Liverpool made a huge profit in the winter transfer window as the Merseyside club earn £71million in their total transactions having sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for a mouthwatering British record-fee of £146m.
Despite the signing of former Southampton defender Van Dijk for £75million as the world’s most expensive defender, Carragher believes that Jurgen Klopp’s side were largely inactive during the transfer winter.
According to the former Anfield player, Liverpool cannot be seen as a club who did great in the January transfer market. Apart from the acquisition of Van Dijk, the Reds didn’t add any world-class players into the team unlike Arsenal— who purchased Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund—and Manchester United who bought Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined the Gunners.
Jamie Carragher further revealed his displeasure with Coutinho’s move to Camp Nou despite huge profit made by Liverpool. The former Liverpool player admits Klopp shouldn’t have sanctioned the Brazilian’s move out of the Anfield stadium as the attacking midfielder remains one Liverpool best players in the season before he joined the Blaugranas.
”No, I think if you lose your best player there’s no way you can dress it up as a positive window, certainly in January as well,” he said.
The 40-year-old England international while speaking with Sky Sports believed that Sturridge’s move to the Hawthorns will benefit the player as he will feature more regularly for the Baggies ahead of the summer World cup.
“I don’t think it’s a problem letting Sturridge go.” he Concluded.
The England international striker has found it hard to feature regularly for the Merseyside club due to brilliant form of Mohammed Salah, Firmino and Sadio Mane.