Liverpool Look To Carry On With Their Summer Spending Spree
Here is a guest post by Football Team Talk's friend, Jake Rogers.
Liverpool's Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli have shown great intent so far this transfer window and if this continues they could be the busiest of Premier League clubs this Summer. Already they have captured the highly rated Jordan Henderson from Sunderland for a fee in the region of 20 million with David N'gog possibly going to Sunderland as part of the deal.
This could be a very good buy for Liverpool as Henderson is being talked about as a future England captain. N'gog leaving, as far as I'm concerned, is also a bonus. So far this is the only done deal for Liverpool although they have been linked with nearly every player who is looking to leave their clubs.
In my opinion Liverpool need two decent wingers , a good centreback , another striker and a left back. Personally I think Stewart Downing and Juan Mata would be great additions although the signature of Mata is very much less than likely. They might not need to worry about a winger much longer as Rennes' Sylvain Marveaux is set to complete his move on a free transfer. Marko Marin of Werder Bremen has also been linked with the Reds and his agent has said that a bid has been rejected for the 22 year old.
As for a center half, Liverpool have been linked with a few. Scott Dann of Birmingham, Gary Cahill of Bolton andCristian Zapata who plays in Italy for Udinese. I would like to see someone with Premier League experience but as you know that increases the price tag by up to £15 million as we have seen with the transfers of Jordan Henderson , Andy Carroll and Phil Jones.
A few strikers have also been linked with a move to Anfield. Connor Wickham, the young Ipswich striker was the subject of a bid from Liverpool. They are also keeping tabs on Antonio Cassano and Gervinho . Clichy is being linked with a remarkable switch from Arsenal but I would be very surprised if that transfer happened.
Liverpool are being linked with two centre midfielders also. Charlie Adam and Fernando Gago are being highlighted as potential targets. I don't think Liverpool need another central midfielder, Steven Gerrard will be back from injury and new signing Jordan Henderson will be there. Lucas Leiva and Raul Meireles had very good seasons last year and Jay Spearing also came into the squad under Dalglish.
On the other side, a lot of players may be on their way out of Merseyside. The duo of Joe Cole and Milan Jovanovic, who are both on £90 thousand a week are looking to leave. Paul Konchesky,Christian Poulsen and Jonjo Shelvey are searching for first team football.
Liverpool are looking to reclaim their spot in the top four and start winning trophies again. Liverpools owners are looking to make a franchise out of the club and they will do whatever it takes to make it happen.
This is going to be a very busy transfer window for Kenny Dalglish , Damien Comolli and everyone involved with Liverpool football club!