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Why £13m duo is a small price to pay for Liverpool to consolidate title push

FanCast guest columnist
feels that £13m
is a small price to pay to consolidate Liverpool's title push.

If anyone ever had any doubts as to whether
Liverpool could challenge for a Premier League title then yesterday's
performance more than put them straight.

Professional, determined and without their talisman,
the Reds simply controlled the proceedings at the Bridge and never looked
likely to lose once their noses were in front. It was fitting that Xabi Alonso,
the only man that called the victory prior to the game, would be the one to
score the winner and silence those journos who simply believed that Chelsea
only had to turn up yesterday, given that we couldn't possibly perform without
Fernando Torres.

It was an important victory and more significant
than just three points. Having now beaten Manchester United at home and Chelsea
in their own back yard, the players mentality will have changed dramatically
and they will now know that we have nothing to fear. I honestly believe that it
will only be us and those two that will be in contention come the end of the
season, because I fear Arsenal's squad is not as strong as once was and I hope
and pray that the Liverpool board finally wake up to the realisation that this
the best chance we have had in years and give Rafa some suitable funding in
January, so we can consolidate our title challenge. Selling players to buy new
ones is not the ideal solution and is hardly going to be beneficial in our push
for a title.

I was looking down our squad list last night and
despite looking pretty strong, I still believe we are two players short. A
right winger and striker must certainly be deemed a priority in order to
consolidate our title push and the two that I would look to bring in is Amr
Zaki and Kuba from Borussia Dortmund, both excellent players, both available
for transfer and will hardly see us having to break the bank for their

We all witnessed firsthand at Anfield the other week
of the striking prowess of Amr Zaki, who has certainly proved the find of the
Premier League season. Currently on loan from Wigan, Steve Bruce has realised
that he has arguably missed the boat for the £8m rated striker and Liverpool
should look to capitalise on it come January. There is no doubting the lure of
Anfield and playing for a side challenging for the title and Champions League
will prove too great for the Egyptian to turn down and his arrival will
certainly bring a much needed understudy and complement for Fernando Torres.

The second player that Rafa Benitez should look to
sign is Polish winger Jakub
as Kuba, whose arrival would not only will free up Dirk Kuyt to give us four
strikers, but bring that much needed width that our team currently craves. His
arrival will also allow Rafa to reunite the winger with his former Dortmund
teammate Philippe Degen on the right hand side and hopefully the pair can
resolve what I believe to be the current weakness in our team – Arbeloa is no
attacking full back and Kuyt (despite his
) is certainly no right winger. Kuba will bring a natural balance to
the squad and at £5m will certainly prove just like Zaki a total snip in the
current market.

£13m is a small price to consolidate our title
challenge – I just hope the Liverpool board will agree.


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