Jamie Carragher has claimed that Liverpool’s transfer stance over Harry Kane is the correct one.
Amid reports that he has asked to leave Tottenham ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, the likes of Man City, Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with a big-money summer move for the England captain.
With the trio currently the top three in the Premier League, Liverpool, who are in fourth, haven’t been mentioned once in regards to a move for the 27-year-old.
Already boasting an impressive attack with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota all options for Jurgen Klopp, the addition of Kane to the quartet would take them to a whole different level.
However, Carragher believes that a transfer for Kane makes no sense with the likes of Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Kylian Mbappe all a few years younger than the Tottenham man and representing better value for money.
“Under more appealing circumstances, Kane could slot effortlessly into the Liverpool team, ideally suited to a front three where he could play the dual role he has mastered as a slightly deeper centre-forward who still scores as prolifically as a traditional number nine,” said the former defender in the The Telegraph.
“Kane is exactly what Liverpool have lacked upfront this season, and would comfortably make the adjustment working under Jurgen Klopp having excelled under Mauricio Pochettino.
“I love what Roberto Firmino has done for my old club – and he has found goalscoring form at the right time in the last few weeks – but no-one will argue against the fact Kane can do what the Brazilian does and more. Alongside Kevin De Bruyne, Kane is currently my favourite Premier League player.
“If Klopp thought a move was possible he would obviously be interested. Who wouldn’t be?
“But the fact Liverpool will not pursue the England striker underlines Kane’s problem as he looks for the right club to fulfil his ambitions.
“Brilliant though he is, Liverpool’s stance is correct. For many reasons, such an expensive transfer makes no sense.
“Supporters are educated enough to know what represents a good deal, and any club thinking of spending over £100 million on an attacker will look at those in their early 20s like Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe or Borussia Dortmund duo Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho.
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“There are so many world class or potentially world class young forwards out there, Kane is pushing for a move at an inopportune moment in his career and in the transfer market.
“Every top manager in Europe wants him in their side, but his options are limited to a couple of clubs who won’t be priced out.
“He is responsible for that because of his strange decision to sign a six year contract after the last World Cup in 2018.”