Monday, January 31, 2011

Big moves of deadline day?

Today is deadline day in Europe, and being a Liverpool supporter, I hope to see Fernando Torres off to Chelsea for the reported £50 million. With Torres leaving, and at 10 AM GMT all Torres promo material was pulled from Liverpool's website, what will the team look like. There is the possibility of Nicolas Anelka coming the opposite way along with cash. Though, Chelsea would prefer to send Daniel Sturridge instead. Regardless of who is sent the other way or just cash, this can only help Liverpool. If you've watched any LFC game this season you've witnessed Torres as an uninterested spectator in most matches. It has only been since the transfer window opened that he has seemed like playing football. The squad needs some vital freshening up, and though I'm not the biggest fan of Luis Suarez I think this will help the club turn their fortunes around. The problem with Suarez is, though he had a good World Cup, he is untested at club football level. He has scored a ton of goals in Holland, but so did Dirk Kuyt;  and hopefully, he won't become the next Dirk Kuyt.

With all the possible moves that Liverpool may make today I wonder whether Kenny Dalglish's reign as manager will continue into next season. It's not wise to buy a load of players if a new manager is coming in next season who may want a host of other players for his system. We've already seen a casualty of Roy Hodgson's reign in Paul Konchesky, who was loaned to Nottingham Forest today. I'm interested in seeing what the club does today who the rumours of Charlie Adam and Ashley Young coming to the club. I'm not sure where Adam would fit as the club have Steven Gerrard that plays a similar style to Adam, though Gerrard has massively under performed this season. Raul Meirelas has been LFC's best player this season and won't be moving out of the midfield/second striker role. Christan Poulsen is definitely expendable and the much under rated/hated Lucas continues to be steady and be the scapegoat of the club. I've never been a big fan of Jay Spearing, but being a local boy he probably won't be moving unless it's a loan deal. I'd actually be surprised if Aston Villa sell Young as they have a great 1-2 punch with Darren Bent and Ashley Young.

A lot may or may not happen today, but it still shows that Liverpool were left in a bad way at the end of Rafa Benitez's time in the hot seat.

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