31 Jan 2017

Done Deal: 'Outstanding' £4m Liverpool flop seals deadline day transfer. Not 'Premier League' quality?

Ex-Liverpool striker Jerome Sinclair is one the move again just six months after leaving Anfield.

According to The Mirror:

"Watford striker Jerome Sinclair has joined Birmingham on loan. The former Liverpool youngster has played seven times for the club since his arrival in the summer. He will spend the rest of the season on loan at St. Andrews".

It's fair to say that Sinclair - hailed last season by Jamie Carragher for his 'outstanding' finishing' - has struggled at Watford:

* Just 7 appearances since August. One Premier League start.

* Averaging just 40 minutes of playing time per game.

* One goal (in the FA Cup). Zero assists.

Earlier this month, Watford boss Walter Mazzarri publicly suggested that Sinclair is not good enough for the Premier League. When asked whether he'd select Sinclair and Brendan Mason for the FA Cup match against Middlesbrough, Mazzarri told reporters:

"We need to consider who we were playing against. Their level is not Premier League level".

Ouch! It wouldn't surprise me if Sinclair decided to push for a loan move after this public statement. After all, what's the point in staying if the manager doesn't rate you?

Did Sinclair make the right decision to quit Anfield?

* Cost Watford £4m.


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