Barcelona’s transfer failures show that Liverpool blueprint is the one to follow


Spanish giants Barcelona have had a few mediocre seasons in recent years.

Ever since the departure of Neymar, Barcelona have struggled to challenge for the major trophies consistently, and they have been humiliated time and again in the Champions League.

One of the major reasons behind their failures in recent seasons is their transfer strategy.

The Spanish outfit have shelled out massive sums of money on players who have underperformed, and that has left a burning hole in their pocket and a squad littered with highly paid flops.

Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann’s signings have failed to live up to the expectations, and both transfers have added to Barcelona’s increasing debt figures.

It is almost impossible that the Spanish club will be able to recoup the kind of money they paid for these players in the future.

Philippe Coutinho was signed for a fee of around £142 million from Liverpool, and the Brazilian is valued at £25 million right now, according to the CIES football observatory.

He is expected to leave the club this summer, and Barcelona will have to incur a massive loss on the transfer.

Barcelona’s dealings in the transfer market have shown that Liverpool’s approach with regards to new signings is much better planned with a high chance of success.

The Reds have invested in talented young players with potential and improved performances on the pitch have only raised the valuations of these signings.

The likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were snapped up for reasonable fees, and both players have developed into world-class footballers under Jurgen Klopp’s management, and they have easily tripled in value since their arrival.

Even the big money signings like Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk have been astounding successes at Anfield, and it shows that Liverpool’s recruitment team have a well thought out approach, and they are heading in the right direction.

In the post-pandemic transfer market, clubs will not be able to shell out massive sums of money on players, and they will have to pick and choose talents before their valuations explode.

Liverpool’s modus operandi is the blueprint to follow for clubs across Europe right now.