Dalglish sets out transfer plan

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Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has urged the club to make transfer funds available this summer.

With the Reds closing on a new £25 million kit sponsorship deal, the Scot is eager to see some of those funds made available so he can strengthen his squad at the first opportunity.

Dalglish has been forced into using untested teenagers in the Barclays Premier League in recent weeks, with Jack Robinson and John Flanagan passing their first team test with flying colours against Arsenal recently.

However, 'King Kenny' is eager to add a blend of experience to go with the thriving youth team at Anfield, and aknowledged that more players need to be added.

"It’s important that there is room for development for players, but it’s also important that you don’t use it as an excuse not to spend money and not improve what you’ve already got," said the Liverpool boss.

“Age does not determine their ability to play. So if we’re convinced we have young players who are maybe better than what’s available, then we’ll keep our younger players.

“We do need to leave some path open if we do think there are players who can come in, but that does not say we don’t want to improve as a football club.”


Fenway Sports Group proved in January that they are willing to back the manager in the transfer market with the additions of Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll, but with many senior first team players facing uncertain futures at Anfield, the Americans could be called upon again at Liverpool.

“There are changes at every football club at the end of the season and I don’t think we will be any different,” continued Dalglish.

“Everyone has been included since I came in and everyone has been given an opportunity.

"At the end of the season we will know better where we stand when everyone comes back in [from loan]. The door is not closed on anyone.”

Damien Comolli, director of football at Liverpool, has been on a number of personal scouting trips since his recent promotion, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ashley Young and Jose Enrique just three players thought to be on the radar.

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