The credit crunch is biting everywhere, including Anfield it appears. Liverpool need cash to splurge on new players and therefore, they are not prepared to let surplus squad members to leave the club unless the price is right.
It’s little wonder that Portsmouth are baulking at Peter Crouch’s £15 million price tag, especially as there are cheaper options elsewhere, especially if Harry Redknapp ventures abroad for increased options. The Guardian report that the Pompey manager will only spend £10 million on the striker or lose any interest in signing the England international.
“It’s known I like Crouchie but I think Liverpool want a bit too much money for him,” Redknapp, who is prepared to bid £10m, said. “If that’s the case, then we’ll move on to the next option.”
Liverpool continue to be confident that they can get £15 million for the lanky forward – are they right to think that? Or will they eventually wish that they had offloaded the former QPR and Southampton man when they had the chance? As we get closer to the new season, you can bet Pool’s priorities will change, especially when they need to raise extra funds.