Kenny Dalglish’s former teammate Mark Lawrenson believes that his compatriot has spent well since he took over the reins at Liverpool, with January and summer transfer window fees racked up over £100 million.

Lawrenson played beside Dalglish in the 1980s, and the two are considered to be legends at Anfield.

And after acquiring seven new names this summer, along with Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez in the January window, Liverpool have taken spending this year to over £100 million, but Lawrenson believes that it is completely justified.


“I think that relatively if you do the maths with Liverpool in terms of outlay and income I think he has done really well,” Lawrenson said.

“The other thing is that he has got people like Alberto Aquilani and Joe Cole off the wage bill and he has got money for Christian Poulsen and good money for David Ngog, so in terms of the money that he has got back it all helps.

“But you have to factor in the fact that you have to bed the new players in and he has to come up with who he thinks would be the best XI on a regular basis, although I know that will change depending on the opposition.

“That is a big ask as yet. They are going to have hiccups and the second half against Sunderland at home was one. At times they looked as though they had just met in the dressing room which obviously most of them had.”

Liverpool look likely to debut new faces Sebastian Coates and Craig Bellamy tomorrow when the Reds face a tough away test with Stoke away.

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