Moises Caicedo was never long for Brighton and Hove Albion. During the 2022-2023 Premier League season, at age 21, Caicedo turned into a dominant force in midfield.
Bigger clubs took notice, with several top English clubs ready to throw money at the Ecuadorian during the winter transfer window. Caicedo didn’t necessarily want to leave, but the money was impossible to pass up. He penned a letter on Instagram explaining that “I am the youngest of 10 siblings from a poor upbringing in Santa Domingo in Ecuador” and “my dream (was) always to be the most decorated player in the history of Ecuador“.
Despite Caicedo’s wishes, Brighton held firm and didn’t sell him, as they needed the midfielder for their run at a European spot. Caicedo ended up appearing in all but one game during the Premier League season and Brighton qualified for the Europa League.
Caicedo gets his wish
With the objective secured, Brighton has now done right by the player and sold him to the highest bidder: Liverpool. According to Fabrizio Romano, the fee is a British record of 110 million pounds.
Caicedo will be joining his Brighton midfield partner Alexis Mac Allister at Liverpool. They also signed Cody Gakpo in January following a strong World Cup showing and wunderkind Dominik Szoboszlai in July – two attack-minded midfield threats.
It’s clear Jurgen Klopp placed an emphasis on getting younger in the midfield, as longtime stalwarts Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Fabinho left the club this summer.