Liverpool: January transfer window review




Danny Ward (Wrexham, undisclosed); Jordan Ibe (Wycombe Wanderers, undisclosed); Joao Carlos Teixeira (Sporting, undisclosed)


A quiet window by Kenny Dalglish’s recent standards, but the hectic nature of the previous two windows meant that this was always going to be a quiet one. In fact, Dalglish even publicly stated that there would be no more movement other than those brought in.


The deals have taken on a distinctly youthful flavour with the Reds seemingly building for the future. All their three signings are under 20 years old and none will be expected to feature in the first team any time soon.




Martin Hansen (Viborg, undisclosed); Danny Wilson (Blackpool, loan)


Dalglish’s summer moves were always going to dictate any departures from Anfield and he has insisted his happiness with the current squad, putting their inconsistency down to lots of new players trying to gel.


It appears, on the face of it, that the departure of goalkeeper Hansen was directly connected with the arrival of young Ward and the fact that Brad Jones and Doni are already considered senior professionals.


Danny Wilson was a Roy Hodgson signing and has rarely appeared under Kenny Dalglish, although he is still only 20 and obviously has promise. Liverpool will be hoping some playing time at Blackpool will help him out of his shell.


Close shaves


There were sensational claims on the eve of deadline day that said Liverpool had tried to sign Carlos Tevez and offered £35million flop Andy Carroll in exchange. These claims weren’t categorically denied by either manager, though that the direct issue was swerved is indicative of something.

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