“The way Liverpool…”: Danny Murphy makes transfer claim about Reds “finding diamonds” with triple swoop close

Danny Murphy believes Liverpool’s recruitment is more impressive than Manchester City’s due to the profile of players they target.

Liverpool signed Luis Diaz in January for €60m and he has already hit the ground running but since Jurgen Klopp arrived at the club, his and the owners’ strategy has been to sign players and develop them into world-class operators.

Not only did the Reds sign Diaz in the winter window, but they are also now close to completing a triple swoop to sign thrilling youngsters Fabio Carvalho, Ben Doak and Trent Kone-Doherty.

Chelsea and the Manchester clubs have preferred to shop at the top of the market and consistently outspend the Anfield outfit each year while the Reds have chosen to adopt a more subtle approach.

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It’s worked wonders with Michael Edwards and his team of analytical gurus unearthing the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson while Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker are the rare exception to the rule.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Danny Murphy sang Liverpool’s praises while also tipping his hat to Man City and Pep Guardiola, who has still managed to improve his players despite signing readymade stars.

“The way Liverpool have done it is remarkable in that they keep finding diamonds in the rough and polishing them up to become superstars.

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“And although the admiration is there for what Pep does with Man City’s players, because he even though he brings in readymade players, he still makes them better, so they both deserve credit for that but I think the way that Liverpool have done it is more admirable in that respect.

“In the recruitment and the type of players they bring into the system and build them.”

Liverpool’s strategy is certainly more risk-averse but it’s backed by heaps of data and years of scouting while in some cases, it feels as though the likes of United make impulsive signings like Harry Maguire.

Diaz has been fantastic since joining the Reds in January and while he has yet to show the prolific side to his game, he has displayed incredible work rate, close control, dribbling and confidence.

He’s yet to learn how to speak English fluently and once he does, his ability to perform for Klopp will skyrocket.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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