Liverpool smashed the piggy bank to sign Roberto Firmino, then, no sooner had the accountants pieced it back together, they smashed it once more to sign Christian Benteke.
The £32.5m acquisition from Aston Villa rounds off the pre-season assessment of the front-running candidates to claim the Golden Boot this season, a feat he can be backed to achieve at 16/1.
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Throughout his three seasons at Aston Villa, the Belgian regularly found the net, doing so on 42 occasions across his 88 Premier League appearances.
A shade shy of one goal every two matches is an especially commendable effort in a Villans side almost entirely bereft of craft and guile in midfield.
With the improved service on offer at Anfield, Benteke will be as keen to lead the Liverpool line as an out of sorts village seamer is to face the Australian batting line up.
The 24-year-old’s arrival has already brought about the demise of Rickie Lambert and if sentiment couldn’t save the lifelong Liverpool fan, Mario Balotelli has little hope of a reprieve.
He’s not quite top cat yet, though Daniel Sturridge’s susceptibility to injury and Divock Origi’s inexperience will ensure he starts the campaign as first-choice frontman.
With Raheem Sterling down the road, the Reds are short of nine assists from the previous campaign, but Firmino should prove a fitting replacement.
The Brazilian created 11 goals in the Bundesliga last time around and with countryman Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana expected to improve upon a mediocre effort of eight set ups between them this time around, Benteke won’t be wanting for chances.
When the Belgian behemoth gets injured it tends to be for a long time, but as far as short-term knocks go, he’s pretty adept at avoiding them.
Despite rupturing an Achilles tendon and missing seven months in 2014, Benteke still managed to make more than 25 league appearances in every season of his Villans career and has only fell short of 20 outings a year once since 2009/10.
Over the same spell, Sturridge has crossed this mark just twice.