As the entire world gets ready for a new beginning come midnight, football fans everywhere cast their eyes on who will make the headlines in the January transfer window, it’s probably a given that it will dominated by Man City, who are already believed to be in advanced talks with Edin Dzeko in the £30million move. While a short drive down the A580, Liverpool fans await for big name signings, just like in the past few Januarys, where we have signed the likes of Maxi, Fowler, Morientes and Mascherano.
But now times are very different, not only are we hoping for new players to the rejuvenate the squad, the vast majority of fans are hoping for a new manager as well. While I’m sure being reunited with Kenny Dalglish and to a lesser extent Rafael Benitez are very appealing, I’m sure the prospect to leading a Liverpool team that contains top players, and a more than reasonable transfer kitty to go with it would be most managers dream, and with the likes of book makers new favourite’s Frank Rijkaard and Dider Deschamps, we should be in very capable hands, assuming NESV, are quick to act in removing Roy Hodgson from his position, which in all honesty, should be very soon, (if the story of even a win against Bolton might not be enough to save his job is to be taken seriously) as I very much doubt John Henry and co. would give Hodgson the rumoured £30million transfer budget to spend, especially considering he wasted £10million on two players who are squadies at best in Poulsen and Konchesky, and loaning out youngster Insua, and Juventus’s player of the season so far Alberto Aquilani, then complaining about lack of squad depth.
Of course again going back to Man City, if the Dzeko story is true, then it should be ok the presume that one or two strikers will be on the move, and should one of them be Adebayor or Santa Cruz, most top flight teams would be very interested in obtaining their services, as well as with the likes of Wayne Bridge and Shaun Wright-Phillips, who would undoubtedly improve our team.
Outside of Manchester, Liverpool have been linked with Aston Villa player Ashley Young for about £13million , and AC Milan player Ronaldinho, who the press claims was a £7million price tag, both of which would be worth a shout. However remembering these are just rumours, even if they a repeatedly popping up every now and again, they must be taken with a massive pinch of salt.
But rest assured with all the players Liverpool will be linked with from the Dzekos and Ronaldinhos of the world to the Robert Huths and Carlton Coles, and the future of our own players like Daniel Agger, Milan Jovanovic and Ryan Babel, and the managerial situation, the next month will definitely provide a lot of talking points, yet again adding to the notion “Life as a Liverpool fan is never easy”.