Date: 4th February 2013 at 5:30pm
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LFC player Daniel SturridgeTHE anti-climax of the transfer window leaves me feeling that Liverpool FC yet again, missed a trick – we only brought in two players.

Daniel Sturridge has settled well and so far, so good. He seems at home and is very going well.

The team is incomplete but the squad has lost a few high earning, low contributors and for that we can all be grateful.

Philippe Coutinho is a relative unknown to me and I can’t wait to see him in the shirt and make up my own mind. In my opinion we needed a few more players – maybe a centre-back and a defensive midfielder.

Newcastle United spent £1.8 million on Moussa Sissoko who is strong, lightning quick and scores goals; he looks very good two games in. We’ve spent £8.5million on a man half his size but maybe he’ll prove to have more than just physical stature in common with Mr. Messi.

It would be ‘nice’ if the Reds could pick up a bargain for the first team. A player snapped up for less than £2 million, who turns out great. I can’t remember the last that happened, can you? (Bosman/free transfer signings don’t count).

At the same time I am glad we didn’t pay over the odds with any panic buying errors, on the face of it, there are no over the hill wastes of money in this window which makes a very nice change. Philippe Coutinho’s hamstring issues leave me with reservations but I’m hopeful he’ll prove to be a shrewd piece of business for Liverpool.

A note to the innocent (aka gullible)

A man called Toby contacted me to let me know he had just heard Luis Suarez said he is so happy at Anfield that even if we don’t get Champions League football he’ll be here next season.

I may be a cynic but if Suarez continues to play well and doesn’t get into any more trouble then in my opinion he’ll be gone in the summer (should we not get into the Champions League). Barcelona, Bayern Munich et al will knock on the door and I would not blame him for going.

He wasn’t born a supporting LFC, he didn’t grow up kicking a ball around the streets of Anfield. He’s paid well and plays well and if in the summer an acceptable (£40+ million) offer came in for him and he wanted to go then he would go with my blessings if we can’t offer him what he deserves – the Champions League stage.

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