How Sanchez to Arsenal shows Liverpool £25m target is worth pursuing

Pedro Rodriguez Spain

The Reds have been linked with another big-money move in January but this one actually makes sense.

Unverified rumours suggest Liverpool are prepared to enter the running to sign Pedro in January, with Barcelona asking for £25 million in return for his services.

After the Reds' disastrous - and, let's face it, it has been disastrous - summer transfer spend, the last thing FSG would sanction is another big-money move.

Only this transfer actually makes perfect sense.

The Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal deal has proven that. The 25-year-old was a big hitter at Barcelona and left to join the Gunners for £35 million in the summer.

But, in Pedro, Liverpool would be getting a forward even more experienced than the Chilean - a World Cup winner - and for less money.

The problem with the Reds' signings this season is that they were unproven at the requisite level. Lazar Markovic has a lot of work to do just to prove he isn't a complete write-off, while Adam Lallana is failing to hold down a regular spot in Brendan Rodgers' starting XI.

Pedro, however, is a completely different kettle of fish, proven at every level possible.

And so what if he isn't Barcelona's first choice? Sanchez wasn't either - and just look how he is thriving in the Premier League with Arsenal.

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