That was the ins, but what about the outs?
15 players departed Anfield during the window, either on loan or on a permanent basis, the most noticeable Meireles, Cole, Poulsen, N’gog, Jovanovic and Aqua man.
Meireles to Chelsea. I just don’t see the logic in this move. In my mind LFC and CFC will be fighting for 3rd place this season, so why would he want to move there? The link with AVB? surley not enough. The only thing i can think of is that Kenny has told him he doesn’t feature in his plans, which is crazy. for a player, bar Lucas and Kuyt was our best player last season, and he’s only going to improve. But what outraged me more than anything was the £12million we let him go for, he’s worth £20million at least! Oh well, as they say… S!*t happens. So we’ve just got to get on with it.
Cole never settled at Anfield after his opening day red card against the Gunners, and although his chosen destination is odd some may say, he was always going to leave, albeit only on a loan. But if you read the papers, as part of Cole moving to Lille, we now have first option to buy Hazard come this time next Summer, which would be superb if true.
Poulsen, N’gog and Milan have been fringe players for a while now, and it’s no surprise they left, just glad to get them off the wage bill! Best of luck to them in their future careers.
If only Aqua man could have settled into English football, a great player but not suited to Liverpool. Not surprised he went back to Italy, but I am surprised it wasn’t on a permanent basis. I can see him coming back next year with the same problems as this year.
All in all a good transfer window for LFC, and i hope we can push on for 3rd place, although 4th is more realistic; with the new additions to the squad, we are no longer a 2 man team, and we are now capable of getting back where we belong- in the Champions League.
Once again, get back to me with your thoughts and I’ll get back to you.