According to a report by Dom Smith for the Evening Standard, the Eagles are asking over £70 million for the Mali international, while the Reds would want to sign him for less than £58 million.
Since Miguel Delaney stated in the Independent that Liverpool is moving through with this deal and the player would have no reservations about moving to Anfield this summer, it has been more than a day since that statement.
It seems more crucial for the Reds to agree on personal terms than just the fee between the teams given how the club was treated unfairly in the Moises Caicedo transaction. The latter is typically harder.
In need of a defensive midfielder is Liverpool. Wataru Endo is about to be signed, however, he should just serve as a backup.
It is imperative that the club expedites the process and begins discussing moves in the closing phases with only two weeks left in the window.
Doucoure, 23, is a player who immediately improves this team. He can cover a lot of ground off the ball and is a ball-winner. He has a good feel for the ball and a good passing range.
The reason the Mali international was named Palace’s 2022–23 Fans’ Player of the Year is clear.
He is also at a stage in his career when he can consistently produce at a high level and advance as a player under Jurgen Klopp.