Liverpool’s off-field troubles look set to extend further into the footballing side of things, with certain, to put it delicately, financially superior European clubs keeping tabs on some of their top players. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are supposedly readying a €20million bid for goalkeeper Pepe Reina; whilst spend-happy Manchester City want to renew their interest in Fernando Torres.
To lose either player would be a massive blow to the club: they’re probably, in my opinion at least, two of the three world-class players currently at the club. Along with Paul Konchesky, of course. Popular opinion dictates that Pepe Reina is the best goalkeeper in the Premiership. That’s probably true. So, whatever the financial predicament, you’d think if Bayern were to step in with a bid, Liverpool would be after more than £17million.
The rumours surrounding Fernando Torres won’t go away any time soon. The reality of the situation (any blinkered, ludicrously optimistic Liverpool fans can either look away now or slate me in the comments) is that Torres is too good for this Liverpool side. He’s a truly, undeniably world-class player plying his trade with a side that came 7th last season, who are unlikely to make it back into the Champions League, who’ve already been humiliated by a League 2 side, who’ve taken just 5 points from their (admittedly difficult) opening 5 games, who create chances at a frankly appalling rate.
So whilst I don’t necessarily think Torres is going to City in January (£50million is the figure being bandied around) how long can he realistically stay there? He’s wasting his career.
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