Former Liverpool star jealous of Manchester United’s summer transfer business – Manchester Evening News

Former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique has been casting envious glances in Manchester United’s direction due to the club’s transfer business.

United have brought in one of the most exciting attackers in the game in Jadon Sancho and will imminently welcome one of the world’s best centre-backs in Raphael Varane to Old Trafford in what has been an excellent summer so far.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t satisfied there, either, with a centre-midfielder and right-back also being targeted before the window closes.

In stark contrast, Liverpool’s only addition so far has been the signing of centre-back Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to bounce back this season after losing their Premier League crown without a fight last year but Enrique is concerned about the club’s transfer dealings.


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“I am concerned with Liverpool’s lack of business in the transfer window so far,” he wrote for Empire of the Kop. “The problem with the owners is that we’ve had to sell before buying players in the past – and that seems to still be the case.

“The only reason we have players like Alisson and van Dijk is because we sold Philippe Coutinho. Without that, we wouldn’t have these players and probably the titles they helped us win.

“I believe the signing of Konate was great and it was for the right money, but sometimes you have to go out and spend the big money on the big players.

“Before Alisson and van Dijk arrived, we were contenders to win titles and after they signed, we actually won one. So these kind of players are needed.

“Why can Manchester United go to Real Madrid and sign one of their best players in Raphael Varane and we can’t?”

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