For a proven international striker, who gave a return of a goal every other game.
I don't see a comparison, or what your point is, sorry.
I don't, think Middleton is far off Kent when he arrived. Rangers do not need to spend significant funds on Ryan Kent.
A bit unfair there, it's not Klopp that will determine transfer fees for a start.
They're a football business not a charity!
If Klopp and Liverpool are happy to trust us with their brightest stars and reckon we can really progress them as professional footballers, I'm happy enough with that!
Agree. Still has plenty of development needed. The best for all parties in my opinion would be another loan to us next season where he should be able to develop his shooting better given the amount of chances we create. Would return to Liverpool a better player and they could command a bigger fee.
Quite believable given values down there. And sets another marker on why we should expect a hell of a lot for Morelos.
We’d be fools to pay that but a few options remain:
1) player power. He refuses to go anywhere else. You could see it, especially given how he gets us on the field and has had by far the greatest success of his career with us. But i’ve not got the impression of this from what he’s said and it probably wouldn’t work anyway.
2) some novel payment structure partially based on goodwill to the gaffer. We get him at a cut price but with a buy-back option and massive sell on clause. Doubt Liverpool could get what they would on the open market this way but they might do it for Gerrard.
3) another loan. This might be the most likely.
He is no where near worth £12 million yet.Ffs only in England would a player be worth that with his limited experience.The worst players down there are going for £2-3 million so no surprise whatsoever.Alfie must be worth £15million in their market then.
Liverpool sold Danny Ward, their 3rd choice keeper (behind Mignolet & Karius mind!) to Leicester for £12.5m last summer. Bayern were willing to pay £35m for Hudson-Odoi in January, before he'd started a league game for Chelsea. Plenty other £10m+ transfers for players based purely on potential. It's low risk for clubs in the top leagues, when they're pulling in the revenue they are. The market is just nuts.
Dont know why people think its such a crazy fee. In England 12 million for a homegrown young talent who's proven himself in a decent but not great league sounds about right. We cant pay that nor should we but it's not that insane for football these days. Think some people got their hopes up thinking it would be half that at maximum
Obviously the financial situations of both clubs is massively different. If we were to offer 5m and were to only interested party. Liverpool can afford to knock it back if it is underneath their valuation.
As entertaining as he is the lads still developing and is nowhere near the finished article. Is 12mil too much for him? For us yes way too much but not down there, that's low risk pocket change in those realms.