Speaking on Sky Sports’ Pitch to Post Podcast, Jamie Redknapp suggested that Harry Kane might be a player that the Reds are considering ahead of the summer window.
He said: “Harry Kane maybe might be a player who is on their radar, who knows how Liverpool might address it.”
The forward, who is valued at £108million by Transfermarkt, is undoubtedly a fabulous player but he’s one of those players that is essentially untouchable due to the length of his contract and the price tag that Spurs would demand for his services.
His contract with the Lily Whites only expires at the end of the 2023/24 season and with no release clause, it would be a nightmare for sporting director Michael Edwards to even attempt to sign Kane.
This season, Kane has 29 goals and 16 assists and while Tottenham have dropped off from when they were top of the table earlier this season, the Englishman’s levels have stayed consistent throughout.
That kind of output exceeds the levels that Mohamed Salah is operating at currently which is saying something. The former Chelsea winger has 27 goals and just four assists and is going head to head with Kane for the Premier League Golden Boot once again after they duked it out during the 2017/18 season.
While it would be tremendous to see a front three of Sadio Mane, Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah, there is absolutely no chance that Liverpool can afford what Tottenham would demand for their captain.
While signing Kane pretty much guarantees you 30-40 goal contributions per season, he’s 27 and will have little resell value in comparison to what it would cost to sign him.
By spending a little more, you could sign the likes of Kylian Mbappe, who has 10 years left at the highest level.