11 days into the January transfer window and Liverpool have not signed anyone yet but then again, there have not been any major transfers during the window yet. If there is one team that needs to sign some players and big name players at that, it is Liverpool.
With Kenny Dalglish now manager, we should expect Liverpool to make some pretty decent signings unlike those of Roy Hodgson. Dalglish talked about the ‘lure’ of Liverpool when he was talking about Steve Clarke joining the back room staff and I hope that Dalglish is able to lure some world class players to Liverpool now that he is in-charge.
Liverpool need a left back and urgently. Fabio Aurelio is now fit and playing in that position but we do not know how long he will remain fit as he is prone to injuries. His current replacement would be Paul Konchesky who in my opinion is one of the worst left backs to ever play for the club. Thus a new left back is required and if we look around Europe right now for one, we can not look past Portugal’s Fabio Coentrao.
In my opinion he is the best available left back in Europe and we need to sign a player of his caliber so that we push for a Top 4 finish. Coentrao is currently playing for Benfica and maybe he needs a new challenge now in a bigger league. Coentrao had an excellent World Cup for Portugal, starting all of their games and providing an excellent source of width, pace and some accurate crosses, attributes that have been lacking in the Liverpool team right now. It is suggested that Benfica want £16 million for Coentrao. This is a lot of money but we have to spend if we are to be successful. I hope gone are the days when Liverpool settle to by average players because they do not have the money. The Fenway Sports Group now need to show us how deep their pockets are.