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Comolli hails 'complete' Reds squad

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With no less than seven new signings arriving at Liverpool this summer, adding to the record-breaking transfer of Andy Carroll and his strike partner Luis Suarez in January, Damien Comolli reflects positively on the business conducted by the club in 2011.

The £56million spent in the close season, meant that inevitably there would have to be some movement in the opposite direction, as a total of 18 players went through the Anfield exit door, to conclude a busy period of transfer activity on Merseyside.

Drawing on the summer spending spree, the Reds' director of football revealed his delight at securing all of Liverpool's top targets to complete the squad, and says he cannot see any real weaknesses that will cause them to venture back into the transfer market at least until the end of the current campaign.

"We are very pleased with what we've done during this window and the previous one as well," confirmed Comolli. "For me it's like a big window from January until August 31 and in total we brought in nine players. We changed the team and changed the squad.


 

"We are very happy but what we do during the season will decide how well we did in the transfer window.

"Most of the players we got were our priorities or were in our top two priorities. We've done what we wanted to do and strengthened the positions we had to strengthen."

Comolli explained that though from the outside looking in, Liverpool's efficient recruitment policy may have looked like a walk in the park - the Reds did face some difficulties when looking for players to fill specific positions.

"The two most difficult positions to fill in football are left full-back and central defender because there is a shortage of talent worldwide," he continued. "That's why we're delighted to get the two we got in Sebastian Coates and Jose Enrique.

"At the moment I would really struggle to say we need something there or something there because I think we have such a complete squad.

"Let's see how those players develop, how they gel together, how the young players like Sebastian Coates adapts, and then we can make a decision later."

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