Former Premier League midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has urged other clubs to learn from Liverpool’s knack of selling players at the right time.
On the BBC’s Football Daily podcast he said, ‘He took Liverpool to another level and clearly it is a big loss. But they are always planning ahead and have got the structure and pieces in place to deal with departures.’
‘From a business perspective, it’s the right time to sell Mane.’
‘Other clubs play hardball over players and then lose them on a free transfer a year later.’
‘I think they could learn from how Liverpool know when to let go of their players.’
Liverpool’s transfer business under the leadership of Michael Edwards and now Julian Ward has been the envy of Europe in recent years and they appear to have pulled off another spectacular summer.
An already brimming attacking roster has been supplemented by Uruguayan Darwin Nunez, who signed recently from Benfica.
Liverpool have not only managed astonishing success over the past few years, but have done it on a relatively modest budget
However, they may now have become victims of their own success, as several of their star players have started demanding higher wages as compensation for their efforts these last couple of years.