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Liverpool News: Damien Comolli Expects More Transfer Activity From Reds

Abhishek Iyer
710   //    08 Jul 2011, 17:22 IST

Damien Comolli, Liverpool’s Director of Football, has declared himself pleased with the club’s transfer activity so far this summer and is hoping for a few more signings before the transfer window closes. He underlined the importance of the captures of Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson, and looked forward to more successful deals in the near future.

Comolli looking forward to more activity from Liverpool

He stated that central midfielders were a precedence going into the transfer window, and it was great news for Liverpool that they had procured the services of two of their top priorities. Speaking to the official website, he said-

“We are very pleased because the two signings we’ve done were absolute priorities on our list.

“When you go into a transfer window you always have X number of targets, and it’s very rare you get all of them. We’re lucky we’ve got two of our priorities.”

But Comolli expected a fair amount of activity to commence before the transfer window closed, both in the departures and arrivals department. He said-

“That’s good, and I’m sure there’ll still be a lot of movement, especially going out but also, hopefully, a few more coming in.”

Focusing on Charlie Adam, he gave the Blackpool man a glowing review and expressed his delight at signing the Scottish midfielder.

“I’m very pleased. It’s been a long chase since the end of January but we’ve always kept our interest because we knew he was a quality player.

“We knew he was very, very, very keen on coming here, he wanted to wear the Liverpool shirt.

“For Kenny, he was a priority and we’ve done everything we could to get him. We are delighted.”

Both Henderson and Adam are proficient in taking set pieces, and Comolli advocated the importance of being good from dead ball situations in the Premier League. He predicted many goals borne out of the expert deliveries of both of Liverpool’s new signings. He said-

“[Set-pieces are] around 35 per cent of the goals [in the Premier League], so the more we have players who can take set plays, the better.

“We know Jordan Henderson used to take all the set plays at Sunderland and do it well.

“Charlie was doing the same for Blackpool. I’ve just watched some of the highlights of some of the goals he scored from direct free-kicks.

“He’s a complete package of a very modern midfield player who can do several things on the pitch. And he brings this left foot that we didn’t have in midfield until now.”

It remains to be seen whether Henderson and Adam fulfil their promise, and if Liverpool get the other targets they are aiming for. Stay tuned for more in this regard.

Abhishek Iyer
24 year old, short term pessimist and long term optimist gooner. If you read any of my stuff and come to the conclusion that I know nothing about football, we\'ve finally reached an agreement.
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