Originally Posted by denphone
Where do you get the impression that they are odd buys.
That is the market rate Damian.
Because they are average players, albeit promising ones. Liverpool are paying the price for the players they may turn out to be rather than the ones they are now. Downing and Henderson are not, yet, players for a Champions League competing team they are players for the kind of team they are at. Downling fair enough at £10 million or so - he would fit in - Henderson again would be good for £8 or so million as he has promise.
They are pay over the odds because they are English players which command an absurd premium.