Life after Torres will make Liverpool stronger
31st January 2011. Transfer Deadline Day. This was one of the most frantic days in football. It became the most expensive day of all January football transfers. My club Liverpool were forced to lose one of their prized possessions in Fernando Torres. The Spanish international submitted a transfer request last week and showed his intention of leaving the club. He left the club for a fee of £50million to Chelsea. This left Liverpool with little time to act fast and to replace the one time Anfield great.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish worked very hard in managing to buy two great strikers within hours. Firstly the deal for Uruguayan international and Ajax forward, Luis Suarez was completed for £22.8million. I feel Suarez will become an Anfield great and score many goals for the club. The 24 year-old scored on his debut yesterday against Stoke City. I feel this will be the begininning of many goals for Luis. Also hours before the 11pm deadline on Monday, the former Newcastle forward, Andy Carroll signed for the club for a fee of £35million. Most people are saying this is an excessive amount, but I feel a deal that is made on deadline day will always be overpriced. Also I feel his potential will be worth that and think we have bought potentially a world class England centre forward. Carroll was paraded to the fans at Anfield yesterday, and received a standing ovation, in the 2-0 win over Stoke City.
Therefore, I feel there is life after Fernando Torres and think Liverpool will grow stronger with the signings of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll. I cannot deny that I am gutted that Torres decided to leave and I will always regard him as a world class striker. However I feel we can grow stronger with Suarez and Carroll and push higher up the Premier League table and maybe even gain a European place.
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