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  • Jason Jason Feb 1, 2013 00:42 Flag

    Successful transfer window?

    Although I wanted additional cover at the back, and Ince (while I think he makes equal sense in the summer), I would also say yes.

    We added a player who can become a top goal scorer, with bags of pace, talent and a multi-functional attacker in Daniel Sturridge, who's just 23 years old.

    And, in Coutinho, we got the player for 2M less than Inter wanted, and 4M less than some other clubs were willing to pay. He won't have a massive impact immediately, but he's immensely talented, again with bags of pace, dribbling skills equal to that of Suarez, and again, another multi-functional attacking player who can even come from a bit deeper, plust he's only 20, so a long term player with tons of upside.

    We got rid of Cole, loaned out Morgan, Ngoo, Wilson, and Pacheco who all needed to get regular playing time to see what they're made of and if they will have a future, while it also makes room for players who seem more ready made for the next step up in Yesil and Adorjan.. both amazing talents up top.

    And, we didn't sell anyone to buy, or sell anyone we didn't want to. There was no rumblings far as I can see/read anywhere, so we have the biggest/most talented squad I can really remember, with a mix of youth and experience, and since nobody left or wanted to, it seems they're all committed to the cause..

    And last, but certainly not least, we were THIRD in the EPL in spending, and on just 2 players vs QPR, and Newcastle, who were 2M and 1M ahead of us respectively, but brought in handfuls of players..

    20.5M spent on two players, while Chelsea spent 8M, for 1 City no clue on a relatively unknown, Arsenal under 10 for their new LB, Spurs 0 for January, Everton 3-4M for a CB..

    So, our owners laid out more money than any of the teams in front of us, with more funds available in the summer, for the likes of Ince, a CB, a GK, and whatever else Rodgers wants... And Rodgers will be here in the summer, barring some catastrophic finish..