This action, however, was taken following a dramatic conclusion to the transfer window, during which Liverpool made an attempt to disrupt the agreement by submitting a bid of their own worth one hundred million pounds.
The international player from Ecuador took the decision to go to West London, a location where Mauricio Pochettino has witnessed him struggle in his first season with the club. Caicedo has not yet lived up to the original hype that was placed on him, despite the fact that he has high expectations. During his debut game with the team, which was a 3-1 loss against West Ham, he was responsible for a penalty that was given away.
As a result of Klopp’s failure to acquire players such as Jordan Henderson, James Milner, and Fabinho, who had been essential to Liverpool’s squad over the past few years, the manager had to settle for second choices on two separate occasions while the team was competing against Chelsea. This came about as a result of the failure to get the services of Romeo Lavia, a 19-year-old player, a week after the Caicedo agreement was unsuccessful.
In light of the fact that the Reds have had a difficult time against Chelsea this season, the manager of the team has recently made light of the issue. “We experienced some strange things in the summer transfer market, but honestly, looking back, we were lucky,” he said during a press conference. “We were fortunate.”
The outcome is truly a relief, despite the fact that we did not feel that way at the time. Before the start of the preseason, I had faith in the players that we had here.
“This presents an opportunity for Ryan [Gravenberch], and it is evident that other center midfielders were not interested in joining Liverpool to play for them! Alexis Mac Allister, also known as Maca, and Dominic Szoboszlai, also known as Dzsoba, have already arrived! We’ll have to wait and see how things turn out.
According to Caicedo, who was interviewed by Sky Sports, the reason he declined Liverpool was because Chelsea offered him more support than Liverpool did. Caicedo shared this information during the interview.
The explanation that he provided was as follows: “After engaging with Chelsea initially, it was impossible to say no to Chelsea.” They supported me and offered words of encouragement during the summer, which was a difficult time for me because I was leaving Brighton.
When Liverpool finally got in touch with me, it was too late to do anything about it. It was difficult for me to say no to Chelsea since I wanted to play for them, and the staff here has been there for me every step of the way.
As a result of the fact that it is Chelsea, there is always an expectation to win, which results in pressure if you do not succeed. This seems to be the best course of action, despite the fact that it has only been four months. It will take some time, but I have faith in my own capabilities as well as those of my teammates, and I am still getting used to the new environment.