So another transfer deadline has past, and whilst the final deals are filtering through and Sky Sports continue to over-enthusiastically report from what looks like the NASA space station, we ask – what was the day like for Liverpool fans?
Pretty quiet in truth.
Brendan Rodgers, Ian Ayre and the team deserve a lot of credit for getting the majority of their business done early – and for decent money (especially when you consider Arsenal are about to pay the same money for Danny Welbeck that we did for Mario Balotelli last week).
Rodgers said that the deadline day would be more about outgoings than incomings at Anfield, and so it proved – but perhaps not to the extent we expected.
Sebastian Coates has completed a season long loan move to Sunderland, and Oussama Assaidi has joined Stoke City on loan for the second consecutive season.
A permanent move for the Moroccan winger fell through, after he was reported to have demanded wages of £50,000 a week.
The majority of the stories concerning the Reds today regarded Fabio Borini, but the Italian seems to have refused a move to both Sunderland and deadline day bidders QPR.
Despite agreeing a £12million deal with the Londoners, Borini looks set to remain at Anfield until January at least.
Reports suggest Borini was asking for £90k a week to move to Loftus Road – and has decided to spend his time as the Reds fourth choice forward once that was refused by Harry Redknapp’s side.
Lucas Leiva and Suso also look set to stay at Anfield, despite reports linking them with moves to Napoli and AC Milan respectively.
Reports of possible incomings centered around former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, with reports suggesting the Reds had opened talks with the Spanish keeper.
Given the fact the 32-year-old is a free agent, a move could still occur after the deadline has past.
So, a transfer window that has seen Luis Suarez, Pepe Reina, and Daniel Agger depart and nine new faces arrive has drawn to a close.
Now – thank goodness – we can settle down and just enjoy the football, until Jim White and co come back to stress everyone out once more in January.
Would you consider this a successful transfer window for the Reds? Who – if anyone – would you like to have seen left or arrived on deadline day? Let us know your thoughts below.