Thursday, September 14 – 1989
Liverpool have joined the queue for Steve Bull, Second Division Wolves £2m rated goal king. Moneybags Liverpool have been searching the market this season for added firepower to compensate for the £1,2m departure of John Aldridge to Spanish club Real Sociedad.
Anfield chief scout Ron Yeats watched Bull hit the target in Wolves’ 4-2 home defeat by Brighton on Tuesday night, a result which has left the struggling Molineux side in need of big money to survive.
Local boy Bull, the “Tipton Terrier,” has become a folk hero at Wolves, hitting a record 104 goals in two promotion seasons and winning his first full England cap.
He was signed for only £80,000 from rivals West Brom. Manager Graham Taylor has already resisted pressure from a number of clubs, including Tottenham, to sell Bull but now Liverpool could tempt Wolves.
Liverpool are also tracking promising strikers Gary Penrice, of Bristol Rovers, Andy Saville, of Walsall, and Mark Cooper, of Orient.
(Copyright, Daily Express, 14-09-1989)