Pundit hints Liverpool should have beaten Tottenham to signing this summer

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Stephen Warnock thinks his former side Liverpool should have beaten Tottenham Hotspur to the signing of Yves Bissouma from Brighton this summer. 

Tottenham shocked everyone when they bought Bissouma in a deal worth just £25million in upfront fees and £10m in add-ons (Sky Sports). While his contract at the Amex Stadium was up next summer, Spurs still seemingly got a great deal for a very talented player. 

Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici did a good job facilitating such a transfer for a reasonable price, with Brighton earning a reputation as tough negotiators in deals including Chelsea’s recent acquisition of Marc Cucurella (Daily Mail).

Liverpool, on the other hand, have had a disappointing start to their campaign, having failed to win any of their three matches so far. They recently lost 2-1 to a struggling Manchester United team, which has seen them drop to 16th in the Premier League table.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have struggled a lot in their midfield, having lost a chunk of their first choices to injuries. Warnock has claimed the Reds should have gone for Bissouma to bolster their ranks as he would have been a ‘perfect’ addition given their current situation.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Warnock said: “One of the guys who stands out for me was obviously Yves Bissouma, who went to Tottenham for the fee that they paid for him. I think he would have been perfect for Liverpool.”

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This situation puts into perspective how good of a deal the North Londoners got for Bissouma. The Malian international has been among the best in his position over the past few seasons in the English top flight, which certainly draws credit for Fabio Paratici.

The 25-year-old will undoubtedly offer Antonio Conte the opportunity to maintain the quality in midfield with rotation, which was not always the case last season. In hindsight, teams like Liverpool should have definitely moved for him.

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