Liverpool’s £20m acquisition of Southampton’s one-season wonder centre-half means they’ve now tapped the Saints for just shy of £50m worth of talent.
He may have tucked Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and now Lovren into his manbag like a trio of Chihuahuas, there’s plenty of money left for Brendan Rodgers to spend in a town where everything has its price.
A couple of P&O liners
At this rate by the end of the summer the Anfield playing roster will be so large that hauling anchor on one of these badboys may be the most economical way to fulfil their Champions League obligations.
Given such vessels likely have designated berths at the port in Southampton Rodgers will have somewhere to park when he arrives for the January window too.
World Health Organisation goodwill ambassador for Tuberculosis, Southampton native and occasional singer David is a man of admiral commitment to his goals, as his song ‘Seven Days’ suggests.
Perfectly willing to spend Sundays resting and Mondays laying important
groundwork for the gruelling week ahead, he’d prove a shining example to younger pros.
The Southampton AFC academy
More of a long-term investment, if you’re going to base your entire recruitment policy around rinsing the Saints for all they’re worth, why not buy up the next generation before they get the chance to earn themselves a multi-million price tag.
Another June is done and dusted and Southampton remains the record holder for the warmest June day in UK history at 35.6 degrees.
Liverpool may wish to begin signing players based outside Hampshire again at some point in the future and lily-livered continentals and South Americans have been known to balk at the grim ambiance on Merseyside.
Matthew Le Tissier
If Rodgers insists upon using his squad to construct a 10-man Zimmer-Frame for Steven Gerrard then bringing a magician the likes of which English football hasn’t seen before or since, albeit a portly one, in to replace Luis Suarez is worth a punt.