Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher recently revealed in his Daily Telegraph column that Liverpool decided to opt against recruiting Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham earlier this summer. In his column with the Telegraph, Carragher wrote, “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.”
Would Sessegnon Have Been A Decent Acquisition For Liverpool?
Jurgen Klopp only managed to bring in three new players during the summer transfer window after Sepp van den Berg, Harvey Elliott and Adrian signed for the Reds in the off-season. However, Liverpool didn’t manage to replace Alberto Moreno who departed the club back in June. Thus, one can argue whether a full-back of Sessegnon’s quality and attacking potential would have been a perfect signing for the Merseyside outfit. He would have undoubtedly added more competition for Andrew Robertson at Anfield this season.
Tottenham Hotspur ended up recruiting the English teenager this summer, but he is yet to make a first-team appearance for Pochettino’s side. The 19-year-old appeared in 38 matches for the Cottagers last season, registering two goals while creating six assists on all fronts.
Sessegnon has also managed to play for England across various youth ranks and has the potential to represent Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions team if he can show signs of improvement this season. He is currently a crucial member of England’s Under-21 side, having appeared in ten international fixtures for them so far.
What Does The Spurs New Boy Offer On The Pitch?
Sessegnon is a penetrative dribbler with the ball and can make some lung-bursting runs down the left flank. He is blessed with exceptional pace, which allows him to beat his marker when left isolated in a 1v1 situation. The English talent began his career playing at left-back before he was used in a more advanced role down the left-wing in recent seasons.
However, the Fulham youth product is yet to showcase his true worth at the highest level after he struggled to find consistency at Craven Cottage last season which saw his former team get relegated from the Premier League.
Did Klopp Make The Right Call By Not Recruiting Sessegnon This Summer?
Sessegnon is not good enough to feature in Klopp’s first-team yet, so it makes sense for the Reds to stay away from signing him this summer. However, if the English wonderkid goes on to fulfil his potential at Spurs, then the Merseyside outfit might regret their decision as Sessegnon has all the attributes required to be a future star in English football.
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