The question isn't the individual player.. the question is the price
If the player is right the price is fairly irrelevant nowadays
I personally am happy for the manager to just get who he wants.. we ultimately know very little in comparison to him
Again as I said I remember people saying we shouldn't pay 75m for Virgil.. you can deny it all you like
I remember you banging on for months that Chamberlain wasn't worth what we paid and that he is worth about 15m... no more.. We've been ripped off and he will flop
Footballers price now is far too difficult to put context to so I wouldn't worry your pretty little head about what you think player A or player B should be worth
If the manager wants a player and that's the player then in Klopps words
I don't care too much about the price
He may have no interest in Lemar.. but I imagine if he does and he's the difference maker next season he won't be hung up on the price too much.. just the player
The price won't be the deciding factor
Price is loosely connected. We thought we were going to get a reasonable forward in Salah, we got world class. It depends on how good they are in the team of sale rather than purchase. This goes without saying. Van Dijk shown his quality and 75m was reasonable. I was wrong about Ox because he was subpar at Arsenal. I rate him higher than Coutinho for Liverpool. I could never rate Coutinho so highly when he's so subpar in defence. Look at the game Countinho scored a hat trick in. Barca lost 5-4. There were a lot of games we could have won 2-0 that we won 3-2..etc or drew instead... where am I going with this? It's an example that Coutinho didn't give us an overall improvement even with his wizardry. He went for 145m or something so sometimes player price is based on what they add to the team and forget what also gets removed... So now I can use this information to make a judgement in Lemar.
A price tag of 90m was slapped on him after an average season because he played a belter in a friendly against England which got our attention, since then he's been subpar in a league of less quality than the premier league, so it looks like 90m was an attempt to fleece us out of money during a time of panic because of Coutinho. Kind of like Torres and Carrol.
We didn't buy into the scam and Ox shone like a gem, anybody who pays 90m for Lemar now would be an utter moron. Sorry to be blunt but his season blown big time, and I repeat this was in a lower league. I would like to say that the sky is the limit for Lemar, but I just don't think it is. He had been picked for France in the world cup, so if he has a fantastic tournament there might be a good player in there, but that's not guaranteed, look Baros and Origi.
Additionally he scores so much less goals than any of our current front 3. Would we really pay 90m for a backup?
If Lemar was 30 million it's okay. For 90 million we can get much better value for money, so price is important in my opinion.
This is only my opinion, maybe everyone thinks it's wrong but it's an opinion none the less.
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