Liverpool’s transfer action is worrying by DN
They did not provide too much of a threat to Arsenal last season, finally losing out to both Man United and even Tottenham to finish in sixth place. That was a real blow for Liverpool after they came so close to winning a first title in the Premier League era the previous year but I have a feeling that they will be much stronger again this time.
A lot of their problems last season came from their failures in the transfer market, especially the failure to adequately replace their Barcelona bound striker Luis Suarez, and that was made even more of a problem with the fitness and injury problems of Daniel Sturridge.
Signing Mario Balotelli right at the end of the transfer window was a sure sign of the desperation of Brendan Rodgers and the rest of his signings were not much better but I think he has learned from his mistakes. If the media rumours are right and the Southampton and England right back Nathaniel Clyne does move to Anfield, that will make it six transfers already and they seem to be more thought out than Liverpool’s previous scatter gun approach.
The two free transfers, James Milner and Bolton’s keeper Adam Bogdan, have Premier League experience and can be relied on to do a job. Firmino and Ings are young and talented and have not got massive price tags adding pressure, while the young defender Joe Gomez from Charlton looks a real prospect. Arsenal were also linked with him and I would have been happy to see him join.
With Sturridge fit again and Rodgers’ seemingly making intelligent moves in the transfer market, do you agree that Arsenal should be a bit concerned about Liverpool again?