Comolli eyes 'complete' squad

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Liverpool's director of football Damien Comolli believes the current squad is so "complete" there are not currently areas under review for improvement.

In a summer of change at Anfield manager Kenny Dalglish brought in seven new players and offloaded most of the deadwood which had accumulated over the last couple of years.

The Frenchman said: "We are very pleased with what we've done during this window and the previous one as well. 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, so it's the time to reflect."

He added: "To be honest I would really struggle to say we need something there or something there because I think we have such a complete squad at the moment.

"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 (on areas to strengthen) later."

While there was a need to make significant changes to arrest the decline of the last two seasons Comolli pointed out the recruitment policy was part of a long-term strategy and not just a quick fix.

All but the 32-year-old Craig Bellamy of the nine players signed under Dalglish are aged 27 or under.

"It's not a work for one season, it's a work for two, three, four seasons, especially when you are investing in young players, as we've done," said the director of football.

"Hopefully we'll reflect back on the summer of 2011 - which was crucial, we knew that - and then we'll be happy with the work we've done."

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