Well, at least Reds tried to add Rodrygo Goes. Brazil international sensation has got better and better since joining Real Madrid in a £40m deal from Santos last summer. Goes scored a perfect hat-trick on his full Champions League debut for Los Blancos earlier this campaign, and it must hurt the Reds to see the winger dazzling.
That’s because Liverpool made an offer to add him two years ago when he was still at Santos, according to his agent, and now Rodrygo has just been named as the world’s best youngster. Goal released their NxGn list of 50 of the most exciting youngsters, as voted for by journalists from 39 countries across the globe.
And the 19-year-old forward was voted as the best of the bunch, beating Barcelona’s Ansu Fati in second and third-placed Mason Greenwood of Red Devils. It might’ve simply been a bad time for Liverpool, who were nowhere near winning the Premier League and had only lost to Real Madrid in the final of the UCL.
Things are different now, and Liverpool is arguably the more attractive place for any youngster. You couldn’t say that the Reds missed out on him because, as mentioned, his agent claimed that they tried, but that isn’t to say that it won’t sting to see him dazzle over the coming years nonetheless.
Liverpool have fantastic consequences in the PL this season as they are leading the table. Merseyside club added several players during the summer transfer window like Sepp van den Berg from Zwolle, Harvey Elliott from Fulham, Spanish goalkeeper Adrian and English shot-stopper Andy Lonergan.