Liverpool Somehow Manage To Get Big Transfer Fees For Their Flops

How Liverpool manage to get some good transfer fees for players who flopped big-time at Anfield is one of football's burning questions.

Today, it's emerged that Bournemouth are in advanced talks to take another Liverpool misfit. Not content with only having their pants down in paying £15 million for Jordon Ibe a couple of years back, they've now laid out £19 million plus add-ons for Dominic Solanke.

Solanke joined Liverpool from Chelsea for around £4 million in 2017 but was never going to be a regular and scored just one goal in 27 appearances in all competitions.

Image: PA
Image: PA

He did, however, get called up to the England first-team in November 2017, making his Three Lions' bow against Brazil at Wembley.

He had been wanted on loan by several clubs at the lower end of the table but Bournemouth have now paid pretty big money for another Liverpool flop.

And the deal continues a pretty crazy trend Liverpool have set with some of their outgoings on Merseyside.

Crystal Palace took Christian Benteke off the books by forking out £32.5 million for the big Belgian in 2016, before they then paid £26 million to land Mamadou Sakho after he spent time on loan at Selhurst Park.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Joe Allen headed to Stoke City in a £13 million deal a couple of years, while Danny Ings' loan move to feeder club Southampton will become permanent for a fee of £20 million in the summer transfer window.

You can even throw in the sales of Danny Ward, Kevin Stewart and Brad Smith as the transfer fee received was far higher than it ought to have been

We genuinely don't know how they do it but they are experts in getting decent fees for average players. Fair play to them.

Josh Lawless

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