Liverpool appear to be on the verge of a second signing in a matter of days, both being free agents and both being English.
On Thursday the club announced the signing of James Milner on a free from Manchester City while it has been reported that their second signing is all but complete in the form of Burnley's key player this season Danny Ings.
But really is this what Liverpool really need? Brendan Rodgers has faced much scrutiny for his acquisitions in the past, but free transfers surely can't fail given the amount of money seemingly wasted a year ago.
With the likely departures of Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini, and of course the lengthy injury of their main striker Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool currently have one striker that will be playable come next season and that's Mario Balotelli. So Danny Ings, to answer the question, would be much needed.
He's young, he's English, he's proved he can score goals in an under performing team. So I'm sure playing along side the likes of Coutinho and Sturridge will only enhance his level of performance.
As for James Milner the reported salary he will earn does not fairly reflect on the type of player Milner is. He is not the player Liverpool need, he is not the player that will take the club to that level they need.
But one thing that is certain of Milner is that he will give 100 percent when he steps out on to the pitch. I imagine Rodgers will be trying to deploy him in Steven Gerrard's former role, but is he the player to utilise in that position? For me, no.
When you look at the reported wages that Milner is receiving it kind of makes the whole Sterling saga pretty pointless. Sterling is much younger and has many improved years ahead of him, but yet they make Milner the top paid player at the club, and he is 29, let's not forget. It belittles the whole point of letting Gerrard go and not giving the wages Sterling wants.
For Liverpool's and Brendan Rodgers' sake, let's hope that these two signings are only the foundations of a successful transfer window.
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