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21st Jan 2023

Steven Gerrard makes interesting claim about Graham Potter’s signings

Lee Costello

Gerrard Potter

“When is it going to stop?”

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard doesn’t believe that Graham Potter is in charge of Chelsea’s January transfer spending spree and admits that it’s concerning.

Chelsea have been splashing the cash during the winter transfer window, buying players like Noni Madueke, Mykhailo Mudryk and Joao Felix to name a few, and it’s becoming difficult to even keep up with.

However, is this because of the manager’s master plan to rebuild or is this a knee jerk rejection by those higher up in the club, trying to accelerate success?

Gerrard Potter

Speaking as a pundit on BT Sports, Gerrard picked up on something that Potter said in an interview, stating that his responsibility as Chelsea manager is to work with the recruitment team and help them, rather than be in charge of it himself.

“I’m not sure (there is a strategy) listening to Graham Potter’s interview, there’s little nuggets within the interview that he’s not taking responsibility for every signing here.

Gerrard Potter

“He’s saying it’s more of a collective in terms of the decision making here. I think you’ve got an owner that is in a rush for success, but you’ve got a manager that wants a bit more patience.

“He wants to build something special here, and I think he’s more than capable. For me, the concerning thing is that they seem to be reacting to recent results.

“If you look at January alone they broke the record again, what is it, close to £150m again? When is it going to stop?

“But if they don’t have a positive start to the season, are they going to go and spend another £200m?

“There needs to be a bit of patience, a bit of calm, relax, and let the managers and coaches build something special.”

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