English Premier League: Liverpool Look to Cash in on Luis Suarez’s Transfer
Due to the soon-arrival of Luis Suarez to Barcelona for €95 million, Liverpool will have an excess amount of money to spend in the transfer window. Liverpool have already signed three players including Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Rickie Lambert. The next two signings that are expected to arrive at Anfield are Divock Origi and Lazar Markovic. These two youngsters will provide Liverpool with a spark and an adequate replacement for Suarez. Origi, 19, and Markovic, 20, can provide Liverpool with many years of service.
Reported deals for Origi and Markovic will range from £10 million for Origi to £25 million for Markovic. The transfer fees for both seem to be fairly priced as Liverpool will have plenty of room to sign even more targets as the transfer window progresses. So far, Liverpool have been economical. Between Can, Lallana and Lambert, Liverpool have only spent £39 million. £13 million per player, roughly, is not too shabby. However, at the rate Liverpool have been importing players, Brendan Rodgers will have to unload some of their own. For example, to make way for the amount of forwards and midfielders making their way into Liverpool, Iago Aspas and Lucas Leiva might be on the move.
The signing of Lallana, Can, Lambert and potential signings of Origi and Markovic will bolster the midfield and back up Steven Gerrard as he continues to age. The core players at Liverpool are fairly young and will provide service at Anfield for many years to come. Liverpool will look to contend once again for a championship as they failed to do so in last season’s campaign by coming up short to Manchester City.
The Premier League will be up for grabs amongst the top teams. Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal will look to compete once again for the title and make this year’s campaign an interesting and exciting one.
Collin Ruby is a soccer writer for RantSports.com, follow him on Twitter @Collin_Ruby.