This week has been a mad one to be a Red. Liverpool played twice in two days, made it to a World Cup final and announced a new signing a day later. With the kids getting a run out on Tuesday night, Liverpool will reportedly have to pay Falkirk at least £100k.
Liverpool signed Tony Gallacher from Falkirk for £200k in 2018. The Scottish defender has impressed for the U23s but has not looked like threatening a breakthrough into the first team.
With the senior squad on the other side of the world competing in the Club World Cup there were opportunities for a number of the Reds’ youngsters. Tony Gallacher was one such youngster.
According to NotTheOldFirm, Liverpool will pay Falkirk at least £100k due to a clause in the deal that brought the Scotsman to Anfield.
Falkirk boss Lee Miller told NotTheOldFirm:
“It potentially could come our way in January. It’s something we need to speak to the board about. We’ll need to see where we are with the whole money situation”
What RTK has to say
Liverpool paying Falkirk £100k won’t make much difference to the Reds whatsoever but it could mean the world to the Scottish side.
With Falkirk playing in the Scottish League One, £100k is a huge sum – their record signing cost £180k. It seems as though the bizarre League Cup debacle didn’t just benefit the youngsters that got to turn out for the Reds.
Whilst Liverpool won’t have been expecting to pay this bonus out any time soon as the defender hadn’t been mooted for a debut any time soon, we can think of this is a Christmas gift to the Scottish minnows. Merry Christmas, Falkirk.