Liverpool wanted to sign Joao Felix during the summer transfer window and were ready to offer Atlético Madrid Darwin Nunez.
This is according to a report by Mundo Deportivo.
Liverpool were interested in Joao Felix
Mundo Deportivo claim Liverpool are interested in Joao Felix and are willing to trade Darwin Nunez for him.
However, the same outlet states that the forward only wanted to join Barcelona where they finally managed to sign him.
Felix spent the second half of last season on loan at Liverpool rivals Chelsea but failed to persuade the Blues to negotiate a permanent deal.
However, having secured a move to Barcelona, they suspect the Portugal international won’t be too disappointed not to return to Chelsea who have not started the season well.
Liverpool didn’t need Joao Felix
Felix is obviously a player with a lot of quality and Atletico forward Alvaro Morata describes the 23-year-old as an attacker who has a “special talent”..
However, he probably didn’t need to be a priority for Jurgen Klopp, especially at the expense of Nunez, who looked extremely well in his side’s 2-1 comeback win over Newcastle United late last month.
It was the Uruguayan who inspired Liverpool of ten to victory after coming on as a substitute and scoring two goals.
Based on that performance alone, Nunez has a lot more to offer the Reds. Getting rid of him after just one season would have been a hasty decision.
Now that he had the likes of Nunez, Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz at his disposal, attacking was not a major problem for Klopp during the transfer window. Rather, it was his midfield after losing players like Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.
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