think with Morientes, he isn't a high scoring striker like the Ian Rush type. I think if Morientes can get 20 goals a season in all competitions, he's reached his limit. But he's the kind of striker who creates room by drawing defenders and creating space for everyone else. When he was playing for Monaco in Europe, you could see that he was very very hard to handle and makes opposing defenders work really hard. And quite importantly, he does score at the crucial moments. The other sad reality is that he may not be the type of striker that's suitable for the run here run there run everywhere Premier League.
His extensive European experience is good for his team. Personally speaking, I think if he can do well in their European games, he's already good value since the typical Premier League team has to play so many games in their own league and cups. The Intertoto, whilst crucial to Liverpool's qualification for the Champion's League, isn't a big time tournament to judge this fella's pedigree.