Liverpool rank outsiders to break 15-year transfer tradition in January

The Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are often found waxing lyrical over all of their attacking talent, such has been the nature of their devastating form this season. Well, when Jurgen Klopp decides to play them all, of course.

Indeed, the likes of Mo Salah, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have all impressed this season, though our resident Reds eager for a transfer bet ahead of the January window have come across some rather surprising odds.

Paddy Power seem to make the Anfield giants 66/1 to sign Everton’s Ross Barkley in the New Year sales, with the England international out of contract in just a few months. Obviously, 66/1 is somewhat of a long shot, though perhaps not as big a price as you might expect, considering the fact players rarely cross Stanley Park from one team to another.

Not since 2002 have Liverpool signed an Everton player after Abel Xavier made the short switch to Anfield from Goodison Park, though perhaps they should consider making what would be a sensational swoop. With Philippe Coutinho constantly linked with a move to Goodison Park, perhaps Barkley would be a good replacement.

Controversial, though stranger things have happened…


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