These are some facts. After all our current new signings had been signed, Rafa has said more than once that we want to sign a RM & a CB before the end of this transfer window. We are in the last day of the transfer window. We haen't since signed a RM or a CB.
The above would lead to some of the following conclusions (not an exhaustive list):
- we haven't been able to sign the players we have targted yet... times a running out;
- we don't know who exactly we want;
- there is no one 'available' that fits the description;
- we don't have the cash or the offer (of playing at LFC) to convince the club(s) & player(s) we're targeting to come.
So the question really is - why are we waiting anxiously, on the final day of the transfer window, for the arrival of the type of players we all thought were destined to be in our squad?
I can think of no logical reason as to why, if we could get the player(s) we wanted, and we had the funds available, that we would not have signed them by now. It surely must mean that we are some way down our list of players we made a priority to sign.
I'm in no way suggesting we just bring in any old RM & CB that we can, we want Rafa to operate with the players he has carefully selected. What I am getting at here, is we surely haven't been able to get our first, perhaps our first few choices of RMs are CBs. The follow on question is... why?
We're European champions, we should have some dosh to go around. Why wait? If we make the right kind of signings, spending considerable money this season, we dont necessarily have to match that budget for the next season, two or three.