A detailed look at Liverpool dealings in Summer transfer Window 2014-15. Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Dejan Lovren, Mario Balotelli.
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When Liverpool lost Luis Suarez to Barcelona with a cheeky £75million moving to the other side, it was said Liverpool need to change the plan because an ultimate substitute of the Premier League best player of the Suarez was not available in the market. And the plan was changed, while Liverpool were looking to add more to the side that finished 2ndlast season, a timely Suarez departure saw them over-hauling the transfer market with vengeance like never before. At the end of this transfer Window on 1stSeptember 2014, Liverpool signed 9 players with only 1 of them being on loan.
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Liverpool have spent 116million pounds in the summer transfer Window, their highest ever in the Premier League era.
Here is a look on Liverpool signings starting from their 1st:
A striker which was brought in to strengthen the squad, looked like the one to try to fill in Suarez boots till the timely arrival of Mario Balotelli. Lambert scored 10+ goals last season in the League and was on the elite list of players having assisted and scored in double figures last season.
After pursuing the England International before the start of World Cup and waiting for the World Cup to be over for the English side, Liverpool signed Adam Lallana for a hefty price tag of £25million. Liverpool faced competition from Tottenham as the former Southampton boss now in-charge at Tottenham tried to lure his former employee however, at the endChampions Leaguefootball proved to be the binding factor for Liverpool and Lallana.
Pronounced as “Chan”, Emre can do better for Liverpool everything that Lucas can do worst. Having made short stints of appearances already in the Liverpool shirt, the German is a versatile player and can play in a number of positions for the reds. And after former KOP Legend Sami Hyypia admired Can, Liverpool wrapped the deal up early.
Being the contender for one of the signing of the season for Liverpool, the Portuguese warmed the heats of Anfield faithful after committing his future to the 5 times Champions League Winners. In addition to the talent he possess, Markovic has certainly got the big game temperament as he played for the Portuguese Champions Benefica before switching to Liverpool. And at 19million pounds with his age just over 20, Liverpool have seen the brighter side of the prospect
Being the 2nd most expensive signing made by Liverpool this transfer Window and their highest ever money they paid for a defender, the Croatian has certainly felt at home as he scored on his Anfield debut against Borussia Dortmund. And looking at his performances against Tottenham and his former club Southampton, Lovren is the one for the future as well as present for Liverpool football club.
After mesmerizing the whole World with his performances at the World Cup with Belgium, Origi came instantly on Liverpool short-list and they spared no time and signed the future star. He was loaned back immediately to Lilli, which was a part of deal, and with Liverpool already have Balotelli and Sturridge in their ranks with Borini and Lambert waiting on the sidelines for their turn, Liverpool fans will be much happier with this future prospect.
Making the bid, waiting for their response, keep on piling pressure and ultimately getting your player, a perfect Ian Ayre method of going for the players his team needs. Since the fateful Damien Commoli left Liverpool and Ayre got the job, the latter was much careful in his transfer dealings vowing not to repeat the mistakes of his predecessor. And only the time will tell what he has done.
Where did it come from? A perfect Liverpool fan’s response to this deal. Media agitated this news when Liverpool met AC Milan, the former side of Balotelli but Rodgers denied it categorically. However, as they say time will tell, time has told that the Northern Irishman was just hoping not to be lured onto a transfer war-bidding battle for the Italian. This deal concluded so quickly that even Ferrari owners would be thinking about the swiftness of going from Milan to Liverpool without even a single hitch disturbing their journey.