With Jose Enrique now officially a Liverpool player, Director of Football at Liverpool, Damien Comolli, had admitted that Enrique may be the last signing the club make this summer. Comolli highlighted that we need to sign a new left-back this summer as that was a n area we were weak in and he is glad that we have gotten a player whom he ranks as one of the best in the league in his position.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.tv, Comolli had this to say:
Enrique is our fifth major signing of the summer – are you pleased with the business the club have conducted?
Yes, very, very pleased but obviously we haven’t started playing yet, so time will tell if we were right – but I am convinced we were right in what we wanted to do. We’ve strengthened all the areas we wanted to strengthen with quality. Quality players are what we wanted. I think there is a lot of debate about prices for players and transfer fees paid, not just with Liverpool but throughout the Premier League, but if we have signed a player it is because we were happy to pay the price of the transfer fee we paid. For us it is not even a debate. We are very happy to have done the business we have done, we think it makes a lot of sense from a footballing point of view and makes a lot of sense from a financial point of view. We all hope that it is going to work out on the pitch.
Could Jose be the final bit of incoming business this summer?
You can never say never, but it is likely.
And are there likely to be any departures?
Yes, it is possible. As I’ve said before, some players would like to have more minutes and game time. We’ve had a few approaches for players, so it’s something we will look at.