Is Liverpool’s spending out of control?
Even though Liverpool brought in a great deal of money in January when they offloaded Fernando Torres to Chelsea, the club have hardly been sitting back to count their cash. Suarez and Carroll were brought in before the January window closed and the summer has saw Henderson and Adam brought to the club as well. This has seen the team ship out a lot of money but the outgoings at Anfield have risen even higher after the club have agreed a fee with Aston Villa for the purchase of Stewart Downing.
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It is believed that the fee the Merseyside club will pay for Downing will come close to £20m and it suggests that Joe Cole is set for the exit at Liverpool. It also means that Liverpool are likely to be playing to the strength of Andy Carroll this season. The former Newcastle striker is potent in the air and it is likely that Kenny Dalglish will be hoping that his team will find success down the wings this season. A lot will be expected from Charlie Adam this campaign but there is a fear that the midfielder may be found out this season.
Is Charlie Adam the answer?
There is no doubt that Adam can play a tremendous range of passes but all too often he manages to waste possession. The Scottish midfielder managed to grab a lot of goals for Blackpool in the Premier League but that may not be the case in the season ahead. Adam took free-kicks and penalties for the Seaside club last season and that is unlikely to happen this season. Stevie Gerrard doesn’t like other players taking too many of the dead balls so Adam may find that he is not able to have as much of an impact at Anfield as he did at Bloomfield Road.
The fact that Liverpool may have to be looking for a new home away from Anfield means that there are further financial concerns for the club to consider and this means that perhaps money will have to be found to build a new stadium. With the club out of European competition this season, there is the opportunity to focus on the league campaign but this also means that there is a great dip in the amount of money that they can bring in. There are likely to be a few big decisions made in the next few months at Anfield and Kenny Dalglish will need his team to click as quickly as possible.