tbh, i'd say it was a bit of a no brainer to get owen rather than keep cisse. liverpool arent exactly light in strikers, but there's no one there that'd i'd say is a stick on for 15+ goals a season. morientes i thought would be, but hasnt looked like he's adjusted to the game over here yet, or perhaps just needs a more settled partner. cisse just too erratic and i'd imagine he's a knightmare to try and play with. crouch we've yet to see if he's gonna be found out or that spell of form last season was him maturing into a excellent player.
i dont really see how liverpool are gonna afford owen though, and i'd imagine one reason we've gone so high is to price them out of the move. madrid are under no real pressure to sell, it's the player himself that wants the move, so they wont really be doing him any favours and i'd imagine they'd want liverpool to match our bid. could they do that even with the sale of cisse? guess it depends on just how big our bid is.