The ongoing saga over how much money we owe Burnley for Danny Ings is finally set to come to a head on Tuesday.
Ings moved to Anfield last summer after his contract with Burnley expired, but because he was under 24-years-old Liverpool were required to pay a compensation fee.
In normal circumstances this fee is agreed upon by the two clubs in question, but problems arose after we valued the striker at £6 million while Burnley felt he was worth £10 million.
As a result, the issue went to a tribunal, and it is thought that a decision will finally be reached during a hearing tomorrow in Manchester (via Echo).
According to Burnley’s chief executive Dave Baldwin, the amount of money at question is unprecedented in such deals, hence the long delays:
“The reason it is different to the ordinary is this tribunal claim will be the biggest in history,” he said.
“The key to this was that we bring the claim against Liverpool, therefore we had to prepare an extremely robust case.
“You’re talking a documentation bundle of probably in excess of 400 or 500 pages with witness statements, evidence, analytics about player performance, the statement as to why we make a judgment as to what we believe the player is worth, compared to what Liverpool want to offer.”
The Echo claim there is no certainty that a conclusion will be reached tomorrow, but Liverpool are hopeful it will be concluded at some stage this week.