Liverpool Backed To Make £120M Double Transfer Raid On Premier League Rival

Ex-Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes his former club should sign Crystal Palace duo Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze this summer.

The two players have been heavily linked with moves away from Selhurst Park, with reports indicating that both have price tags in the region of £60m. Speaking to Paddy Power, Lawrenson said the Reds could make an approach for the pair of them:

“I’m not being funny, but Liverpool should be in for Michael Olise and Ebere Eze. Olise went past everyone for his goal, and I think he’s slightly better. He’s a fab talent and if you’re a top 6 club, you’d be making a phone call and wanting to take him.”

“They’re both fantastic but on the flip side, they get injured a lot so you have to be very careful. It may be that they’re still growing, or that they find it difficult to play two games a week. But in terms of talent, they’ve both got loads.”

Liverpool would face plenty of competition

The likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle are said to be seriously considering a move for Olise, while Eze is known to be on the radar of Manchester City.

If Liverpool do make a bid for either player, they will have a fight on their hands securing their signatures ahead of their Premier League rivals.

Olise’s injury record is very poor

As Lawrenson mentions, there are question marks about the pair’s fitness. Eze has spent a few spells on the sidelines this season but he didn’t miss a single Premier League game last campaign so you wouldn’t have many concerns about signing him.

Olise, on the other hand, has a chequered injury history. The winger has missed 195 days and 21 matches due to hamstring issues over the last twelve months alone. Despite being a top player, Liverpool would be reluctant to snap him up based on those figures.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.