Director of Football Damien Comolli openly discusses his Anfield targets.
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Liverpool Director Of Football Strategy Damien Comolli has dismissed suggestions that the English giants are in crisis this season.
“There is no crisis,” Comolli told Canal+Sport, according to Goal.com France. “I see things from the inside, but I do not have that feeling there.
“Yes, there is a problem [of confidence] in the side and we saw that against Wolverhampton. From the moment we conceded a goal, there was not much effort to stage a comeback.
“[Fernando] Torres and [Steven] Gerrard are exactly at the same physical level as they were in the year in which they finished second .”
The Frenchman also spoke about the prospective recruitment of Ajax striker Luis Suarez and Aston Villa attacker Ashley Young.
“We are looking primarily for an offensive player because the team is short on pace. As for Suarez, At the moment there is no dialogue with Ajax but he is one of the players we are interested in. Will he be available in January? It’s another issue.
“As for Young, if he is available then he will be of interest for us. But I do not think that this is the case.”
It’s very rare to hear those within football club’s to comment to specific transfer speculation and Damien Comolli has made no bones about his interest in these two oft linked players and perhaps he is being a little too cavalier in registering his intentions however it does at least show Liverpool that their Director of Football is aiming high and hopes that his targets can be covered by the club’s owners.
The Luis Suarez saga has been going on for some time and it now appears the two clubs are looked in a wrangling over a fee for a player the Dutch side appear to be ready to sell, albeit only for an ‘obscene’ amount of money, whatever that means.
Ashley Young has been linked with a move away from Villa Park for some time and the player himself has not exactly distanced himself from such talk as he has refused to enter into discussions over a new contract until the season is over, by which time the England international will have just one year left to run on his contract.
This pair would set the Anfield side back around £40m, which would be £40m well spent as it would give the Merseyside club a striker who can help share the goalscoring burden with Fernando Torres and a player who could not only help provide natural width, ammunition for the front men but also his fair share of goals to boot.
Do Liverpool supporters believe the club can attain either player?
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