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Did Liverpool, Chelsea Or Newcastle Do The Best Business In The January Transfer Window?

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It was a fairly monumental day yesterday in football, but strangely it could be that Chelsea, Liverpool and Newcastle all did rather well out of this transfer window.

Chelsea signed two great players in Fernando Torres and David Luiz – at significant cost of course, but you have to pay for quality.

Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka are all the wrong side of 30 now, and replacing them was never going to be easy.

In Torres though, they have signed a proven Premier League goalscorer, and the Blues appear far stronger in February 2011 than they were just 24 hours ago.

Liverpool have long needed an additional forward player to supplement their attack, especially with Torres suffering from frequent muscle complaints.

Luis Suarez was supposed to be that man, but when Torres made it clear he intended to leave, FSG acted quickly.

They may well have paid over the odds for Andy Carroll, but they knew the club needed firepower and acted accordingly.

A strikeforce of Carroll and Luis Suarez, with David Ngog in reserve looks significantly stronger than one of Fernando Torres and relying on Ryan Babel and Ngog as backup options.

Newcastle meanwhile received £35m for their player, and it is difficult to criticise Mike Ashley for accepting that offer.

The only problem for the Magpies is that they failed to replace their top scorer before the transfer window ended, but if they can stay in the Premier League and invest that money in the summer on a goalscorer, they will have done well.

If they plunge into a relegation battle though, it could even prove more costly than the £35m they have received for Carroll.

Still, Newcastle are eight points clear of the relegation zone with a game in hand on 18th placed Wigan Athletic, and it would take an almighty collapse in form to go down now.

Which of these clubs has done the best business in the transfer window though?


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