Liverpool Summer 2012 Transfer Review

Now that the transfer window has closed for another four months, lets take a look at Liverpool’s dealings. Regular readers will know I tend to focus on the positive, but hopefully the below provides a balanced view on the various deals that have taken place at Anfield this summer.

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Liverpool’s Wasted Wages

I learned today from a fellow statto Red Dan Kennett that Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard, Alberto Aquilani, Joe Cole, Maxi Rodriguez and Dirk Kuyt account for a whopping 25% of Liverpool’s total wage bill.

That’s a hell of a large investment considering the following facts about the season just ended: Continue reading

Put Your Hands Up For Dirk Kuyt

The first major transfer story of Brendan Rodger’s Anfield reign is the departure of Dirk Kuyt, who has left Liverpool to join Fenerbahçe in Turkey. Not that the new manager will have had any say in the matter, but as the popular Dutchman departs, it adds to the feeling that this is the dawning of a new era at Liverpool. Continue reading