Published on August 22nd, 2012 | by soccersweep81
3 deadline deals for Liverpool
With a new manager, new style of play and a new look spine to the team it wasn’t too surprising that Liverpool lost their opening day fixture. Just like Manchester United at Everton, Brendan Rodgers would have much preferred to kick off with a less testing tie at home. In fact, you could argue that the only two teams that hit the ground running were Swansea and Fulham. Chelsea were never in trouble but Wigan don’t start playing until April.
So the result will have left the Liverpool fans disappointed, but most will know that this display doesn’t have to define the season. Borini and Allen need to bed in but both showed signs of class. West Brom performed at a high tempo throughout and, especially with the second penalty, the luck went their way.
Rodgers will still need to strengthen this squad at some stage and if the opportunity arises he will add one or two more during this window. Here are three viable deals that he should do before the deadline
A predictable inclusion in the list. He’s been touted as a future Liverpool player all summer and, now that he has effectively put in a transfer request, he is surely headed to Merseyside. Any doubts that Liverpool supporters have about Dempsey will be quickly quashed if he does sign. He is a highly intelligent and effective player who makes things happen and knows where the goal is. Dempsey brings movement, a great work ethic and goals. Enough said.
Other clubs are circling but I’m surprised that Liverpool haven’t made more of a play for this lad already. Adam Johnson is a gem and would have been a first team regular anywhere else but Middle Eastlands. He has more guile and offers much more penetration than Liverpool’s other main winger Stewart Downing. Johnson absolutely loves to take on and beat his man. He can play on either wing and his final ball is excellent. Scores goals too. Sign him up Brendan. It’s a no brainer.
This one could go two ways. Either Kaka will price himself out of the market by demanding close to the £250k he has reportedly been earning at Real Madrid. Or, he simply loves football and wants to get his career back on track at a great club. For around £50k a week, or a pay as you play deal, Kaka would be well worth a punt in my estimations – and noone is currently banging Real’s door down to sign the player. I think he could add creative quality to Liverpool and represent a major coup.
So, would these players improve Liverpool?