Liverpool Editorial

3 Lessons Liverpool Must Learn From Manchester City Transfer Error

Two season ago, Manchester City was the dominant team in the Premier League and arguably the greatest Premier League team ever assembled. They won the English top division with 98 points along with the FA Cup and the Caraboa Cup.

Achieving that fate was the first time in Premier League history. To Pep Guardiola, everything was perfect. His team were unbeatable and good enough to dominant the Premier League and other competitions.

Therefore splashing crazy money on signing defenders especially Vincent Kompany replacement wasn’t needed. After all, Kompany was injured in most part of the season and Fernandinho did a great job in deputizing in the defenders absence.


Well, that subconscious thought came back to hurt him. City were second best in most part of the season and really struggled to match Liverpool’s intensity and rhythm. Without, Vincent Kompany’s leadership, inspiration and last minute winners, City just couldn’t dominant the Premier League.

That decline enabled Liverpool to clinch the Premier League title for the first time in 30 years. But sadly, Jurgen Klopp is about to repeat the same mistake Pep Guardiola made by thinking his Liverpool’s team is superior to others and therefore, he doesn’t need to sign players despite the departure of Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana.

Here are the 3 Lessons Liveprool must learn from Mancehster City’s transfer errors:


Defense is key to winning big games and trophies – Look at Manchester City without Vincent Kompany’s leadership and vital goals. They lost both the Premier League and FA Cup title to both Liverpool and Arsenal respectively.

And now they chances of knocking Real Madrid out of the Champions League looks slim due to their porous defence and Madrid’s sensational form. Liverpool can’t afford to make similar transfer error like Manchester City.

They must sign a world class centre back to replace the departed Dejan Lovren who has served the club for 6 years. Lovren might be underrated by the fans and ex-players but, what he brings to the club is immerse.


He has helped most players settle into the club, defended them against critics during their trying things {Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Loris Karius and many more} while maintaining a fantastic relationship with Mohamed Salah.

But finding a A-list defender who is willing to sit on the bench will be very hard to find..

Quality Squad depth wins multiples titles- Manchester City were rocked to the core with the unexpected injury to Leroy Sane in the opening match of the season.. His absence was felt by Manchester City who had to depend on Bernando Silva and inconsistent Riyad Mahrez.

If City had signed another pacy winger they would’ve won one meaningful domestic trophy this season. Liverpool must not make similar mistake by refusing to replace the experienced Adam Lallana.


He might have played fewer games then he likes but, when he gets to change he either scores or create goal-scoring chances. Liverpool can’t afford to sit back and pretend his absence won’t be felt.

Fullbacks need competition- City’s inability to match Liverpool’s tempo and tensity is simply down to their full backs inconsistency and injuries. Benjamin Mendy, Karl Walker, Zinchenko and the rest of City’s fullback were just too poor.

Pep Guardiola saw the decline but still put so much faith on them. Jurgen Klopp can’t make the same mistake with Trent Alexander Arnold and Andrew Robertson. They need competition to improve their game and work hard.

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