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As Solanke struggles continue, Liverpool’s £19 million deal looks better and better

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As Solanke struggles continue, Liverpool’s £19 million deal looks better and better

Eyebrows were certainly raised when Liverpool cashed in on Dominic Solanke in January.

The club managed to negotiate a £19 million fee from Bournemouth for the English striker (BBC Sport), despite him having played second fiddle to Roberto Firmino during his two-year stint.

It seemed like a large amount and, it has to be said, things have not gone so well for the 22-year-old since his Anfield exit.

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Against Crystal Palace last night, Solanke – making his 15th appearance of the season – was again ineffective leading the line for the Cherries.

It was his 25th appearance for the club since his arrival earlier this year and up to now, he is yet to score a single goal.

 

Since leaving Chelsea, his record in the Premier League stands at 44 appearances and one goal, making Liverpool’s transfer deal look truly remarkable.

TBR’s view – Solanke woes only highlight Edwards’ brilliance

Major credit has to go the way of Liverpool’s sporting director Michael Edwards, whose deal seems to get better with each passing weekend.

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It has proven to be such brilliant business, and Bournemouth will surely have expected a far better return from Solanke.

At the moment, Solanke’s worth is arguably less than half what the Reds managed to sell him for.

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