Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'd like to be more outraged or have a greater point about this but ... 'eh

Liverpool is about to pay £18.5 million for Glen Johnson, the Portsmouth right back who ended up there when Chelsea loaned him out because he didn't fit into their superstars plan. He's since become a very good player and an England international.

That's a boatload of ching for a player like Glen Johnson, but I can't get too worked up anymore about this stuff. Arbeloa is limited in that role now, and it's a position that requires an upgrade for Rafa's Reds. Still, I just can't get over this:

Xabi Alonso, bought from Real Sociedad, 2004, £10.5 million.

I just can't get past it. It's arguable that Alonso was Liverpool's performer of the season in 2008-09. Hell, I even made the case for him in early December. Gerrard and Benayoun (surprisingly?) were likely more influential in keeping the faint title dream hopes alive until nearly the end, but that roaring start was all Alonso, jack. He is brilliant, and it doesn't hurt that he's also my favorite Liverpool player.

Glen Johnson, in this day and age (and five years after Xabi), costs 80 percent more than Alonso did. Craziness.

Plus, Glen Johnson stole a toilet seat.

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