Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Damien Comolli reasoned that the forthcoming January transfer window promises to be unlike any other so far. European clubs, he reasoned, have been hit harder by the financial crisis than their English equivalents and are now in a position where they have to sell players. Players who would not usually be available for transfer are commodities up for grabs; something Liverpool hope to exploit.
“My feeling about it is that in this economic recession there are so many clubs that are in trouble abroad, more than England. These clubs are under enormous pressure to sell,” Comolli said. “Players that we would never have thought would be available could be.” January may be a productive month indeed for the Merseysiders.
Jovanovic eyes exit.
Milan Jovanovic’s agent admitted to skysports.com that his client could leave Anfield in January. Most of Jovanovic’s first-team football has came in the Europa League this season as opportunities have been hard to come by since signing for the club on a free transfer from Standard Liege this summer. Although the forward hopes to make the breakthrough at Anfield, his representative admitted that should circumstances not change, there is a lot of interest from abroad.
“He wants to prove what he can do but if he remains a reserve by the end of the month his plans could change,” Cvijan Milosevic, his representative, said. “There is interest in him from clubs in Germany, Spain and Holland.”
Hodgson praises youngsters.
Having handed new contracts running to the summer of 2014 to Martin Kelly and Daniel Pacheco, Roy Hodgson reaffirmed his faith in Liverpool’s youth set-up, praising the progress that Liverpool’s youngsters have made this season.
In addition to Kelly and Pacheco, Danny Wilson and Nathan Eccleston are likely to return to the team for their final Europa League Group K fixture against FC Utrecht. Hodgson hopes this will provide a springboard for them to challenge for regular Premier League football in future. “In particular it was good for me to see Martin Kelly continuing where he left off in the games he has had but perhaps even more so for people like Dani Pacheco, Danny Wilson and Nathan Eccleston,” Hodgson told skysports.com.