Liverpool seriously?

January 31, 2011 10:03am CST
Liverpool have apparently agreed a £35 million pound offer with Newcastle and what I want to ask is it just me out there who thinks this is crazy money for a player who has only recently proved himself as a good striker albeit one season in the championship. I for one think the media have bigged him up so much that his value has sky rocketed it always happens with English players they have a good few games and the media jumps on the bandwagon. Andy Carroll as a replacement for Torres though? Bare in mind Liverpool bought Torres for roughly £20 million and even he had a few proven season at Athletico Madrid. There's bound to be other players out there who can do as good a job as Carroll for half that fee.
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@lucky119 (643)
• India
1 Feb 11
That is certainly a great deal for Newcastle and a poor one for Liverpool. Suarez is a better striker than Carroll. Thats why I like Wenger's policy who buys young talent at cheap price before the world knows and develops them into quality players. Liverpool need to organize their mid field with no creative player in there. Why were they in a hurry to buy these players just now? They are going to challenge for title?
1 Feb 11
Yeah they could have reinvested there money in youth players who are hot prospect value and not like Carroll who still has potential but costs £35 million. They certainly need two new wingers one on the right and another for the left. The Suarez signing is understandable a semi-decent price when looking at Carroll's transfer fee. They have no hope of the title this year but hopes of a champions league position is what will be on there minds.
@lucky119 (643)
• India
2 Feb 11
They are way off the top four and now they are without Torres. There is no way they can qualify for Champions League and thats why Torres was sold. They made mistakes in signing players and should have got a midfield player instead. They have not been able to cope with loss of Xavi Alonso. There has been no decent replacement for him.
3 Feb 11
They're not far behind the top four they're only nine points you have to consider the fact that that is only three wins and then there back in the top four of other results go there way, which is likely every team generally has a slump in form. Liverpool have had a poor season yet they've still stayed close to the pack maybe not by league standings but in points terms they could still quite easily finish third. Torres was only sold because he asked to leave nothing to do with the champions league he got a better option and he took it Liverpool would never have sold him otherwise. They've not really replaced Alonso your definitely right there.
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
1 Feb 11
That is the real million dollar question every one is asking. Selling Torres for 50 million pounds was a wise move as I think it was a great bargain. But then shelling 35 million pounds on Andy Carrol was a real crazy way of throwing away the bargain. I do not think that Carrol is in 20+ band leave alone the 30+ plus band that he has currently joined. Looking at this deal, the Suarez deal seems to be a real bargain as he is a proven performer at the top level. The joke going around in Newcastle is that they are planning to replace Andy Carrol with another Andy. This guy Andy Murray seems to have a knack of hitting the net regularly!! :) Cheers! Ram
1 Feb 11
yeah seems a waste of funds on a still relatively new player to the premier league. Suarez certainly appears like a bargain signing I bet Ajax wish they had of held out for more now though. Andy Murray oh he'd be great at Newcastle, too bad he hits the wrong net though lol. Emile Heskey was also seen to be heading to Newcastle ended up Middlesbrough typical of him to misjudge where his goal's are meant to be going.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
2 Feb 11
The Emile Heskey observation is perfect :) Cheers! Ram
• United States
31 Jan 11
They realized that they could bring in cheaper strikers than Torres so they're willing to sell him and make money and move on from Fernando Torres
31 Jan 11
think about it they've made no profit on Torres bought for £20 million and selling him for £50 million then splashing out on Andy Carroll who is not cheap at all. They're are much better strikers out there available at a better price no disrespect to Carroll he's had a good season but 11 league goals for £35 million I don't think that's a good deal at all. One good season in the premier league is not equal to £35 million simple as that.