Now that King Kenny is the new Liverpool manager, what signings if any will he make in the January transfer window?
Dalglish and the Liverpool board are in a rather tricky situation now as the window is open but they do not know if they should buy or not since Kenny is only in the job until the end of the season. Dalglish could go out and buy players and then we appoint a new manager in the summer who does not like or want the players Dalglish has signed.
But I am confident that Liverpool have the right people and structures in place to make good decisions this January. This is where the role of Comolli comes in. He seems to be the man who makes decisions on who Liverpool should sign and I am sure he will work closely with Dalglish to identify players who are right for Liverpool’s needs regardless of who the manager is. Kenny will obviously have been looking closely at Liverpool from the start of the season and he will have an idea who needs to be bought and sold.
First thing is first, I am sure everyone at the club can see we need another striker to play upfront with Torres or to back him up when he is not fit. We need a left back as Konchesky may as well head out the door with Hodgson. It will be interesting to see what formation Kenny wants to adopt in the long run for the rest of the season. Does he go with the one man upfront with someone supporting behind him or does he go with an all out 4-4-2? Either way I believe Kenny will need some wingers with pace and he has to go out and buy one or two as currently we do not have much pace in our team.
So for the fans who believe that Dalglish will not be given cash to spend this January, I think you are wrong. We need to make two or three signings in our weak positions and new signings often tend to just lift up the spirits of the team and fans somehow.