Now Liverpool’s spending has not exactly proved prudent since King Kenny returned hoping to bring back the good times to Anfield.
So at a time when Liverpool find themselves below even local rivals Everton and further behind the two Manchester clubs than ever you could be forgiven for thinking that if Liverpool are rumoured to be about to pay £5.5 million for a player he’s probably worth about £500,000.
The player Liverpool are reported to be in talks with regarding a potential £5.5 million, according to The Sun, is Udinese’s Pablo Armero. The Colombian can play in either the left back or left wing roles but the question that I’m sure will be on everyone’s lips is whether Armero will succeed where so many of Dalglish’s previous signings have failed and actually produce performances to match his valuation.
Armero predominantly features as a left wing-back in Udinese’s 5-3-2 formation but did impress in a left sided midfield role when his team switched to 4-4-2 for their Champions League qualification clash with Arsenal. He a full international with 30 caps for Columbia and looks completly solid in defence.
However it is unlikely that Armero would receive many opportunities to repay his transfer fee on the left side of Liverpool’s defence as Jose Enrique has been one the few new signings to impress and looks to have made the role his own.
There may be a vacancy on Liverpool’s left wing due to what the polite amongst us will refer to as some inconsistent performances from Stuart Downing in that position.
Armero is capable of providing some quality deliveries into the box, which is more than can be said for Downing or Henderson this season, but with only 9 goals in 225 career appearances the Colombian can not exactly be described as a goal threat; and if there’s one thing the Mersey side club badly need more of its goals.
So while Armero may be worth £5.5 million for a team as a left back, he may not be able to provide Liverpool with value for money on the wing.
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