Damien Comolli defends Dalglish’s transfer dealings at Liverpool
Club legend Dalglish suffered a tough second reign in charge of the Reds and spent in the region of £110million on players who didn’t produce the form he had hoped, and failed to elevate the club any further from when he took charge.
Among the signings were Andy Carroll, Luis Suarez, Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, and Stewart Downing who cost £35m, £23m, £16m, £9m, and £20m respectively.
Of those payers only Suarez could be said to have made a significant impact on the club, with Carroll on loan at West Ham, Adam permanently moving to Stoke City, while Henderson and Downing are still at the club but struggling for regular opportunities.
Despite this, Camolli has defended his and Dalglish’s purchases.
“We did 26 deals and to think we wouldn’t make any mistakes in such a huge number of deals in and out would be totally unrealistic,” he told theDaily Express.
“I do not think we made any mistakes on the players going out and whether we made mistakes on the players who came in, time will tell. I am very uncomfortable for players to be judged after six, eight or even 12 months. Sometimes it takes two or three years.”
It is clear that he still believes the likes of Carroll and Henderson have big parts to play at Anfield in the future but until it becomes evident, it is likely that these dealings will continue to be questioned