Liverpool has tried to sell French striker David N’Gog this summer, but the 21-year-old’s yearly salary of £2 million has become an obstacle. Even clubs are not interested to take him on loan because of his wage.
David N’Gog joined Liverpool in 2008 from Paris Saint-Germain, but could not yet make any impact on the Merseyside club, except making occasional appearances. Over the last two years, he represented the Merseyside club in 56 matches in all competitions and found the back of the net only 11 times.
So, it is pretty much clear that Liverpool also wants to get rid of his £2 million yearly wage. Premier League clubs like West Bromwich Albion, Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United were interested to take him on a loan deal, but his high wage deterred them in their pursuit.
Liverpool is currently going through a financial crisis and struggling to reduce their operational cost without compromising with their on-field performance. So, they can not afford to pay £2 million to a fringe player like N’Gog. Moreover, Joe Cole’s reported £90000 a week wage has now been added to their bills.
The most important thing is that Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is eyeing on a number of quality strikers who could be used from the very beginning of the season. Last season, the Reds had to suffer a lot due to the absence of injured striker Fernando Torres.