Shrewdness was the watchword in a transfer window like no other

In a Covid-impacted market, the possibilities for renewed optimism were few and far between, writes Ben Burrows, but Liverpool may still have found a bargain

Monday 01 February 2021 21:30
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<p>Ben Davies has joined Liverpool from Preston North End</p>

Ben Davies has joined Liverpool from Preston North End

Nothing quite captures a modern football fan’s imagination like a big money transfer.  

The thrill of what might be will always trump what already has been. That fresh face is too often seen as the last missing piece between a team achieving everything they set out to do and falling short.

In a Covid-impacted market, however, the possibilities for renewed optimism were few and far between in a January window where precious little talent ultimately traded places.

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