According to the current situation, Liverpool is likely to have a terrible week because they risk losing both Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo.
Chelsea agreed to pay £115 million for Caicedo, and the Blues may also choose to sign Lavia from Southampton before the Reds do.
It’s proving to be a very frustrating period for Liverpool, especially since Jurgen Klopp indicated that a contract to sign Caicedo had already been reached.
And now, according to the Mirror, Todd Boehly, the owner of Chelsea, and John W. Henry, the owner of Liverpool, are gearing up for a confrontation.
Henry reportedly plans to attend the Reds’ season-opening match tomorrow at Stamford Bridge. And with that, he has the chance to square up against Boehly.
Henry and FSG are reportedly furious with Brighton over the Caicedo deal. The Reds believe Brighton breached their deal by allowing Chelsea back in after agreeing to pay over £100m.
Liverpool is looking for new midfielders, but given that Caicedo and Lavia have both signed with Chelsea, it appears that they will need to find new targets.
FSG is correct to be furious in this situation.
You can’t help but feel bad for FSG with all the abuse they’ve received from Liverpool supporters. They appeared to have opened their chequebook to the tune of more than £100 million and are now in trouble.
In football, the highest bidder does frequently win. However, it does appear that Brighton has overplayed its hand here; there’s nothing particularly wrong with that.
Liverpool will soon require more additions. Although Klopp will undoubtedly exert pressure, it currently appears that Lavia and Caicedo are both traveling to London.