According to Paul Merson, Liverpool missed out on signing the ‘absolute steal’ contract during the summer transfer window.
He believes Arsenal signing Thomas Partey – who hails from Atletico Madrid on a £ 45m deal when the Gunners trigger his release clause – will infiltrate every other midfield in the Premier League .
“I can’t say enough about him,” Merson told Sky Sports’ Soccer on Saturday.
“When they said Partey looked like he was going to Arsenal for £ 45m, I thought ‘am I missing a trick here?’
“He can play for anyone, I look at Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool.
“I cannot appreciate him, it is an absolute steal for Arsenal.”;
Partey was still an Atletico Madrid player when Jurgen Klopp’s army beat Arsenal 3-1 at Anfield earlier in the season. The Red Devils meet Arsenal again in April.