Before the opening of the January transfer window, Rafa seemed adamant that he would bring a striker to Anfield to replace Torres when he is out injured or to field him alongside the Spanish striker, and also to increase out attacking options.
Van Nistelrooy (thankfully decided to go to the Bundesliga), Heskey and Carew were touted as being potential candidates (probably by their own agents) but nothing ever materialized. Huntelaar also came into the fray at some point. In the dying moments of the transfer window we seemed close to capturing Kenwyne Jones from Sunderland while Babel was on his way out to Birmingham, but yet again nothing was concluded. I believe that Jones can still come on loan with an option to buy, and same goes for Babel. This is what we have been reading, but of course only Rafa, Purslow and a selected few know what’s cooking!
The fact remains that the Reds have sold Andrea Dossena and Andriy Voronin, and today saw young german Christopher Buchtmann leave the Anfield fold direction Craven Cottage (Fulham). Have I missed anyone?
In turn we have brought Maxi Rodriguez to Anfield on a free. I have to add here that this was a very shrewd acquisition as Maxi will prove to be an effective and important signing, and no crazy money was paid for him which makes everything that much sweeter.
My question is where has the money coming in from the sale of players gone this time round?????