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Ayoze Perez price was beyond Liverpool

Ayoze Perez has moved to Leicester City for £30m – a price too high for Liverpool to justify.

The Spaniard completed his transfer from Newcastle United earlier in the week. But should Liverpool have bid themselves?

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We suggested it back in April as Perez’s abilities really do seem suited to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. His defensive work-rate, flexibility, and ability to score goals would have made Perez a valuable squad option.

But his move to Leicester shows the difficult Liverpool may have this summer. If they want a quality squad option, they’ll have to spend big.

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Their attacking signing last summer, Xherdan Shaqiri, cost a comparatively small £13m. Perez is a step above in suitability, though, seeing as Shaqiri doesn’t quite offer Liverpool a defensive side.

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But he simply cost too much to consider, if reports are to be believed. The Mirror, for instance, believe that Liverpool don’t want to spend more than £20m on an attacker.

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And so Perez, despite his desirable traits, simply wasn’t what Liverpool were looking for – in price, as much as anything.

It shows that it may be tough for the Reds to find what they want. Perez is in that middle ground of not being a superstar starter but having the quality to play when needed.

On top of that, he has Premier League experience. Finding similar for £20m will be a hell of a task.

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