‘My worry’: Merson says player Liverpool reportedly missed out on could already exit Chelsea

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Paul Merson has expressed his belief that Enzo Fernandez, a player previously targeted by Liverpool, might already be contemplating an exit from Chelsea.

Almost a year ago, Chelsea, known for their lavish spending, made a substantial offer for Enzo Fernandez, setting a then-British record transfer fee.

This move came after Fernandez played a crucial role in Argentina’s victory in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Various clubs, including Liverpool, were interested in the Benfica midfielder, but he ultimately chose to join Stamford Bridge over Anfield.

At the time, Chelsea were still competing in the Champions League, but their campaign in the tournament was short-lived, and they also struggled in the Premier League.

Fast forward to the present, and not much has improved for the 22-year-old midfielder. He has been part of only one Premier League victory against current top-flight teams, which raises concerns about his future at Chelsea.

Paul Merson on Enzo Fernandez

Paul Merson shared his apprehensions about Fernandez’s future, stating on Soccer Special on Sky Sports:

“My worry would be Enzo Fernandez, I don’t think he hangs around. I think if it carries on like it is, £100 million player and a World Cup-winner.

These players don’t want to play middle-of-the-table football. They don’t. They have got the money. They want to win trophies. That’s what it’s all about, winning trophies. They all get big money now.”

At the start of the season, both Liverpool and Chelsea would have aimed to secure a return to the Champions League after their underwhelming performances in the previous season.

However, at the moment, Liverpool are in excellent form, while Chelsea, under Mauricio Pochettino’s management, are struggling to score goals and accumulate points.

Overall, it appears more likely that Liverpool will finish higher in the standings than Chelsea, especially considering the substantial 11-point gap that has already emerged between the two teams.

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