New Owners, New Manager, New Players; New Era
Well for once it was an extremely exciting and eventful transfer window for Liverpool fans. After years of turmoil under Hicks and Gillett, the transfer window was something we feared not looked forward to.
Yesterday spelt major ins and major outs for Liverpool. After it was clear Fernando Torres would be leaving the club, it was no real surprise when Dalglish and the owners upped their pursuit of starlet Andy Carroll. The Newcastle striker has impressed football fans all over England with his strength and consistency up front for the magpies, of course he has more to learn but Liverpool is a club that can help a player to grow.
£35million is the believed fee and if we are all brutally honest, i don't think anyone would say that is a fair price. However in this day and age, you have to pay silly money to get your man, Torres going on current form was perhaps not worth £50million either but that's the price it took for Liverpool to agree a deal and rightly so.
Moving on to Torres, i must say, even after sleeping on it i can't quite believe he's gone. To make matters worse his answers in his first interview for Chelsea were hardly the words of a man who supposedly held Liverpool Football Club, the fans and the city in such high regard. I'd like to believe that he is simply caught up in a moment, it's a career move he believes will benefit him, we all get excited but as proved by Suarez it is easy to leave a club and sign for a new one with some dignity.
Despite all this, despite the crippling disappointment i feel in Fernando Torres i can't bring myself to hate him, it's just not the way i work so I'll boldly say thanks for the memories Torres.
With Torres gone it is paramount that Liverpool supporters use their efforts to get right behind our new signings and not on a hate campaign against the ex number 9. As mentioned new number 9 Andy Carroll will need a lot of support but we also have a certain Luis Suarez to cheer for.
For a fee believed to be in the region of £22million the Uruguayan will be a fantastic addition to the Liverpool side. A skillful front man who can also assist with ease will be a breath of fresh air to the Reds. From his comments after signing he seems up for the challenge and i hope his transfer from the Dutch to the English league will be a successful one.
All in all i think it's been a positive window for Liverpool, we must thank our new owners Fenway Sports Group for fully backing up their claims when they purchased the club and for supporting Kenny Dalglish 100%. Dalglish will surely get the best out of his new signings and here's to an exciting end to the season!