Date:21st July 2011 at 7:56am
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As many Liverpool fans can testify the transfer window can be exciting but also frustrating. Newspapers, websites and twitter speculation links LFC to numerous players. I think two more signings will be sufficient to make a sustained title push this year. But if we can only afford one more signing we should make it a left back.

My reasons for the above statement are as follows:

1 – too many arrivals to the first team will mean longer to gel.
2 – too many signings will also hamper the chances of our young prospects breaking into the 1st team i.e. Spearing, Shelvey, Pacheco, Robinson, Flanagan, Sterling etc
3 – Many pundits calling for a centre half could be right but we have Carra, Agger, Skrtel and Soto. I would play Martin Kelly at centre half,tall,quick,determined and comfortable on the ball. Perfect!
4 – We need a left back more than any other position after the signings made already this summer.

For the left back position I think the answer lies close to home – Leighton Baines. His stats last year were impressive, he’s relatively young and English so he fits into our apparent transfer policy. Everton would struggle to turn down a bid in the region of £15million+. Aly Cissokho is unproven in English football and it would slightly worry me that Lyon seem willing to sell for less than they bought him for according to press reports. Enrique doesn’t fill me with confidence. He looks good going forward but not so good going back. Could he be a player who looks good in a mid table team and then struggle when he goes to a big team? I can see Baines playing in the red of Merseyside then Robinson eventually taking over as he looks like hes going to be a world beater.

So that only leaves some of the high earning deadwood to sell – Brad Jones, Phillip Degen, Raul Merieles (Only added as we can get a good fee for a player going to struggle to get in our new midfield and because he pulled out of a 50/50 in united game last year and Stevie G steamed in and got sent off), Poulsen, Jovonovic and Ngog.

That leaves us with a squad of:

GK – Reina/Doni
RB – G. Johnson/Flanagan
CH – Carra/Agger
CH – Kelly/Skrtel/Soto
LB – Baines/Robinson/Aurelio
RM – J. Cole/Maxi
CM – Gerrard/Henderson/Shelvey
CM – Adam/Lucas/Aqualani/Spearing
LM – Downing/Sterling
CF – Carroll/Kuyt
CF – Suarez/Pacheco

But Kenny may throw another curve ball – We Trust in Kenny – YNWA would like to welcome Alan McConaghie to the team