Liverpool finally sign quality players
It's taken a while for Liverpool's American owners to show their hand. After a long period of inactivity in the transfer market, Liverpool have finally splashed the cash on quality signings.
A top class striker was needed and so arrived one of Europe's best, Fernando Torres. Whilst he may not be the most prolific goalscorer, they is no doubting his ability and talent. To become captain of Spain's third biggest club at only 19 yrs of age is proof of how highly regarded he is. He will score goals for Liverpool - that's a fact.
Liverpool also needed two wingers so came Yossi Benayoun from West Ham, a decent player who can play on either wing and who is seen as an ideal replacement for Luis Garcia, although Benayoun can actually keep hold of the ball!
The Ukrainian Andrei Voronin has joined. He will be a back-up striker to Torres, Kuyt and Crouch. Nonetheless he comes with bags of experience and may prove a useful replacement for someone Liverpool never should have signed, Craig Bellamy.
Along with the return of Scott Carson as a back up to Jose Reina, and the likes of Gerrard, Alonso, and Carragher all signings contract extensions, this summer has been very productive and positive.
However, the best signing has been to bring in one of the hottest talents in Europe, Ryan Babel. Babel is essentially a left winger with loads of pace and skill and who can play as a striker. At only 20 yrs of age, he has already shown for his former club, Ajax and for the Dutch under 21s that he can really be the real deal. In fact some are liking him to a young Thierry Henry. Perhaps that's why the Gunners were interested in signing him.
What with plans for a super 80,000 seater stadium to eventually be built, the future is at last looking good for Liverpool.