- Jun 15, 2007
Yep, it's worth considering where we'd be if we had done that but also where our rivals would be. Van Dijk was being sold. If he hadn't gone to us, he'd have gone somewhere. Had he gone to City it would have been all over. Had he gone to United, Arsenal or Chelsea - they'd be ahead of us as well.Or they've found the player, he's keen but for whatever reason he's not available this window and Klopp et al are willing to bide their time for the perfect fit.
It'd be interesting to see where we'd be at now if we panicked after not securing Van Dijk in the summer of 2017 and instead went for someone like Manolas.
I'm not saying it's a perfect strategy and clearly if we're hit by injuries to the front 3 there'll be some significant questions to answer, but there's at least a logical precedent to potentially explain why we've been quiet.