Liverpool have prepared their strategy for the January transfer window and have identified potential targets, Damien Comolli told the Daily Telegraph. Whilst the club will not be rushed into making ‘panic’ signings who do not improve the standard of the squad, there is scope for marquee signings to be made.
Brought in to oversee player recruitment, Comolli said that if a world-class player becomes available at the right price, New England Sports Ventures will be prepared to sanction and finance the deal. “We have a pretty good idea of what we would like to do and we have identified targets,” Comolli said. “If there’s a possibility of us getting a world-class player, we will have the backing.”
Aquilani tells Juve to buy Johnson.
Alberto Aquilani is recapturing the form which saw Rafa Benitez part with £20 million to bring him to Liverpool during the summer of 2009. Settling back in to life in the peninsula having joined Juventus on a season-long loan, Aquilani has made his intentions apparent; he is seeking a permanent return to Italy. “I hope to convince the directors of Juventus to buy me from Liverpool,” he said.
He may not be the only Liverpool player to join Juventus on a permanent deal if he gets his own way. Taking note of Glen Johnson’s strained relationship with Roy Hodgson, he urged his former teammate to sign for Juventus. “What former Liverpool teammate would I bring to Juventus?” he asked on skysports.com. “From Liverpool I would take Glen Johnson.”
Lee wants Blues performance.
Liverpool assistant manager Sammy Lee has challenged Liverpool to reproduce the performance that saw them defeat Chelsea 2-0 consistently. The Chelsea win was Liverpool’s fourth consecutive league and European victory. Since then, however, there has been a reversion to type as the Merseysiders struggled to a draw against Wigan and succumbed to Stoke’s abrasive approach in a 2-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium.
“We got a result against Chelsea and then followed it up with two indifferent results,” he told skysports.com. “We are all asking that question about consistency, none more so than the players.”