Liverpool: January Transfer Window Wrap Week 4

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Paul Grech


As a young kid, Paul Grech got used to hearing ‘oh no, not him’ when the others found out that he would be playing on their team. He quickly took the hint that he was crap at football. Hopefully, he’s a bit better at writing about it....
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30/01/2008 10:30:00.
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A degree of normality has been restored at Anfield, even though stories about the club’s debt and the possible takeover by DIC continue to filter out. At least, the scare against Havant & Waterlooville has put the focus back on the playing side of things even though this hasn’t been giving the fans much comfort.

Nor did Martin Skrtel, Liverpool’s only major transfer this January who enjoyed a shaky start to his Anfield career against the part-timers, something that led a number of ‘fans’ to question his abilities. Seeing that Daniel Agger was similarly unimpressive in his first games for the club, it would appear that some people never do seem to learn.

Skrtel’s arrival once again puts question marks over Sami Hyppia’s long term future at the club and there have been rumours that Celtic are looking to sign him once his current contract runs out at the end of the season. That remains a possible scenario but not one that many Liverpool fans would hope comes true. Hyppia deserves his tenth season at Anfield and to see out his career at the club.

On the opposite side of the age scale, Jack Hobbs is just starting out his career and has been sent to Scunthorpe to gain experience. They lost 2-0 to Burnley on his debut but many of those who saw him play were impressed by him. Hopefully, he will turn out to be as good as Paco Herrera – the man who spotted him playing for Lincoln – predicted he could be.

One player who didn’t fulfill predictions was Momo Sissoko who failed to build on a good start to his Liverpool career and leaves the club. What is amazing is that Juventus have agreed to pay a fee close to £7 million which means that Liverpool have actually made a profit off of him.

Giving his erratic displays over the past few months few will miss Sissoko especially now that things regarding Javier Mascherano seem to be moving on. The Argentine is a massive player and it would have been criminal for Liverpool to miss out on him. Hopefully, this is one that will be tied by the end of January.

The same cannot be said about Pablo Aimar, who was linked with Liverpool over the weekend. Rafael Benitez rates him highly and he would certainly add a class to the side. Yet, Zaragoza’s asking price is on the high side and Liverpool do seem to have left it a little bit late to push any deal through.



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ultimateiyke:

 my surgestion is that benitz should not be hurry to used the new signed plays he should not let down on the old once. cos it will take some time 4 this player to blend with each other.

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