Our Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping to get their Southampton loyalty card out again this summer.
The most trodden path in the Premier League for transfers is that up the M6 from Southampton to Liverpool. Indeed, over the years no more than eight players (Paul Jones, Peter Crouch, Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Sadio Mane, Nathaniel Clyne and Virgil Van Dijk) have joined from the Saints in the Premier League era totalling close to £200m.
With Southampton currently locked in a relegation battle and struggling for wins and goals, it seems possibly inevitable to some of our regulars that the Saints’ time in the top flight is nearing an end unless a miracle second half of the season happens.
If that is the case, then there will be no doubt that Liverpool could come hunting for some summer bargains on the south coast once again. With that in mind, our landlord takes a look at two potential players that could round up the transfers to ten this summer…