Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli said the signing of young gun Jordan Henderson is just the start of a busy off-season.The capture of 20-year-old Henderson from Sunderland – reportedly for 20 million pounds – was Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish’s first signing since his permanent appointment as manager of Anfield in May.
He did, however, secure the services of strike duo Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez in January while operating in a caretaker capacity after the sacking of Roy Hodgson.
And now Comolli has said Henderson will not be the last of the new faces to arrive on Merseyside in the transfer window.
“We wanted to make a signing early,” Comolli told The Daily Mirror. “The earlier the better, because we can then re-adjust our strategy or decide we aren’t going to do any more – which won’t be the case now.”
“I’m very pleased, because Jordan was one of the big targets we had. When you get your first target it’s always a good sign because you think the others will come through as well.”
Comolli said the club was targeting primarily British talent, especially those with English Premier League experience. The Reds are reportedly keen on Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam, who they offered 12 million pounds for in January.
“If a player is English, or British or has played in the Premier League, we’ll look at that over someone abroad,” Comolli said.
“We go for a player because he ticks all the boxes. It’s what we need at this time in this window, and we have seen that with Henderson.”