Liverpool have to make ‘Suarez-esque’ bid for January target

Tony Pulis has warned Liverpool that it will take a massive offer, as it did for them to sell Luis Suarez over the summer, to lure Saido Berahino away from West Brom this month.

The Reds are believed to be at the front of the queue for the Baggies ace, whom is the Premier League’s second highest scoring Englishman with a tally of eight.

There have been numerous reports over the past few weeks that Brendan Rodgers’ side may be able to lure the 21-year-old to Anfield with offers in the region of £14m, as Berahino himself is keen to test himself at a higher level.

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These claims were further backed up by his muted celebrations during a four-goal FA Cup haul against Gateshead last weekend and suggestions that his is not a ‘Pulis player’.

However, the newly appointed West Brom boss says that he wants to keep the youngster and that only a huge bid will change his mind:

“People talk about the kid’s attitude and this, that and the other.” He is quoted by The Express.

“He has been last off the training ground every morning we have trained, doing a bit extra. He’s been first class. And I think he’s enjoyed what we’ve tried to do.

“The important thing is we have to make sure he has a clear mind going out on the football pitch and he concentrates on his football. I’ve had a chat with him about that and he’s been absolutely smashing.

“We’d like to keep him. But you get a situation where Luis Suárez goes from Liverpool, when they finish second in the league last year,

“They sell him because they thought it was the right deal for the football club.

“Everybody is available in some shape or form. With Berahino there is no difference about that. If you’re asking me: would I want to sell him now? Not at all – because he’s been absolutely first class.”

 


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