Jamie Carragher has lifted the lid on why Liverpool eventually decided against a transfer swoop for Tottenham new boy Ryan Sessegnon.
Spurs completed a £25m deal for Ryan Sessegnon late on Deadline Day; the teenager, who can play as a left winger or a left-back, making the move across London from Fulham, where he came through the youth ranks before making his debut at the age of 16.
Sessegnon had been a major target for Spurs all summer, and the deal was finally completed after he passed a medical on Thursday.
The fee for the 19-year-old could rise to £30m with add-ons, while midfielder Josh Onomah has headed the other way to Fulham as part of the deal.
However, it could well have been a different story with Sessegnon also being watched by Liverpool, who thought long and hard about signing the player as a replacement for Alberto Moreno.
Liverpool will instead use the versatile James Milner as potential back-up to Andy Robertson this season, with Carragher explaining why Jurgen Klopp opted against a move for Sessegnon.
“I know Liverpool watched Ryan Sessegnon, and saw another player for the future rather than someone who could go straight into the team at left-back,” he wrote in his Telegraph column.
However, and as per This is Anfield, Carragher suggested Liverpool were ‘not convinced enough’ by Sessegnon’s maiden campaign in the Premier League to make a £25million move, as Fulham returned straight back to the Championship after a season in which saw them have Slavisa Jokanovic, Claudio Ranieri and Scott Parker in charge at various stages.
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