Jurgen Klopp made a mistake in allowing Rhian Brewster to leave the club this summer.
That’s the view of Liverpool legend Phil Thompson, who believes Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri should have both been sold before the striker.
Brewster joined Sheffield United in the final days of the window, with the Blades shelling out a club-record fee to land him.
The Reds have inserted a buy-back clause in the deal, after he showed real promise on loan with Swansea City last term.
Thompson has argued that Brewster offers something different to other forwards and that outcasts Origi and Shaqiri could have been sold to raise much needed funds.
"On the outgoings, I'm disappointed that they decided to let Rhian Brewster go," Thompson told Paddy Power.
"I'd like him to have stayed. I can see some of the reasons why, but if you were asking me whether to go with Brewster or Divock Origi, for me, it'd be Origi going.
"There's not too many forwards that have the aggression that Brewster has.
"There's a couple of others that could have gone, Xherdan Shaqiri for example could've brought a few quid in.”
The Liverpool legend was much more complimentary of the players brought into the club however.
Klopp made three senior signings in the window, with Kostas Tsimikas, Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota bolstering the champions’ options.
And Thompson believes all three will improve the squad, giving their window an “8/10 in terms of the incomings”.
He added: "Liverpool had a really decent transfer market. I heard people saying following the defeat that they felt they hadn’t had a good window – but that, to me, is harsh.
"As a Liverpool fan, you have to look at what we actually needed. We needed cover in the left-back position, Kostas Tsimikas fits that bill perfectly, a good quality international player.
"We needed a little bit of creativity, and it had been long talked about, and low and behold we ended up with Thiago. You couldn’t have ticked a box much better.
"He can keep the ball when you want him to but can pass it quickly also. Great signing!
"We were looking at someone else in a more attacking position, and I did a lot of Wolves games last year, and I was absolutely raving about Diogo Jota for months!
"This fella could play for all of the big clubs – no disrespect to Wolves – and when Liverpool signed him I thought it was a bit like the Sadio Mane signing.
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"When he joined, people were saying: ‘Sadio Mane? Eh, plays for Southampton, is he any good?’ and look at him now, a superstar. A world class player.
"I think Diogo Jota can bring that to the club once again. He’s a terrific signing.
"If I was grading their performance in the transfer market, I’d rate it a solid 8/10 in terms of the incoming signings."
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