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Caicedo's Rejection, an Embarrassing Moment for Liverpool

Liverpool - Liverpool has faced a significant setback as Moises Caicedo rejected their offer despite an apparent agreement with Brighton & Hove Albion. This rejection has left a dent in the reputation of the 'Reds'.

As known, Liverpool required a defensive midfielder following Fabinho's departure. Juergen Klopp began the season without an experienced defensive midfielder due to a sluggish player search process.

After an unsuccessful attempt to secure midfielder Romeo Lavia, Liverpool shifted their focus to Moises Caicedo. Notably, Liverpool was reluctant to pay the requested £50 million for Lavia, considering it exceeded the valuation of the 19-year-old player.

The club then presented a whopping £111 million bid for Caicedo, which Brighton promptly accepted. Caicedo was perceived as a more mature and experienced choice, offering substantial assurance for Liverpool's needs.

Unfortunately for Liverpool, Caicedo had already set his sights on Chelsea. Despite several attempts by Chelsea to secure Caicedo, their proposals stalled at £80 million, failing to meet Brighton's expectations.

However, following Caicedo's refusal of Liverpool's offer, Chelsea is now striving to match the valuation of their rival's bid. This transfer saga has been deemed an embarrassing moment for Liverpool by legendary English striker Alan Shearer.

"It's quite embarrassing for Liverpool, if that's the case. They had a £111 million deal agreed and suddenly the player said, 'No, thank you, I'm not interested in joining you, I'd rather go to London'," he remarked, as quoted by Metro.

"This isn't a good look for Liverpool. They need to do their due diligence and make sure their affairs are in order, ensuring that the player they're interested in is willing to join them before finalizing transactions," added the all-time leading scorer of the Premier League.