Carragher slams Liverpool for extending Lavia deal

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has slammed his former club for extending a deal for Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia.

Liverpool made an offer of £45m but were rejected, with Southampton insisting they would not sell the player for less than £50m.

Carragher was unhappy with Liverpool’s position, which he felt should have moved on. If not filing as Southampton claims

After Jordan Henderson and Fabinho’s departure from the club, Jurgen Klopp is in search of a quality option in his midfield. Chelsea too are chasing Caicedo for a long time now but they have seen several bids rejected by Brighton who refuse to budge in their £100 million ($127m) valuation of the highly-rated Ecuador international.

The former England defender also suggested the Reds should compete with Chelsea to sign Brighton’s Moises Caicedo.

Lavia himself is keen on moving out of Southampton this season and has reportedly agreed personal terms with Liverpool. The Belgian international will now hope that the Reds match the Saints’ demand and sign him.

“This is embarrassing. Liverpool have always been quick to close deals for years without any hassles,” Carragher tweeted.

“If you don’t think he’s worth 50 million, move on. If you really want him, pay. Not sure why Liverpool didn’t buy Caicedo, yes, it’s a lot of money, but Liverpool got big money after Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.