Damien Comolli expecting little transfer activity at Liverpool

 

Liverpool's director of football Damien Comolli is not expecting a new wave of signings when the window transfer reopens at the end of the season.

Last summer manager Kenny Dalglish brought in seven players to add to the two, Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez, who were signed the previous January.

About £120million was invested in the squad, although almost £60million was recouped from departures, but Comolli does not anticipate there being major changes this time around.

"It is early days. We will probably make some adjustments in the summer but nothing that we've done before," he said.

"We signed nine players since Kenny came back so there will be a few adjustments but nothing massive.

"We have done the hard work and now it is a question of making some adjustments in certain positions.

"Kenny has said it several times that we have a very competitive squad and all positions are covered by two or three players, quality players, and we have a lot of young players coming through as well."

After lifting the Carling Cup last weekend, the club's first trophy for six years, matters now turn to the Barclays Premier League.

Comolli believes tomorrow's visit of Arsenal is a match the Reds have to win if they are to boost their hopes of a top-four finish.

The Gunners' stunning 5-2 win over Tottenham last weekend, having been 2-0 down, meant Arsene Wenger's side are currently in pole position for the final Champions League qualification spot.

However, Chelsea are only below them on goal difference and Liverpool need to claw back a seven-point gap - although they do have a match in hand, albeit the Merseyside derby at Anfield later this month.

"We have a massive game against Arsenal at the weekend," said the Frenchman.

"The next priority is to win the next game. When you see the results at the weekend with Arsenal beating Spurs we definitely need to win on Saturday." Comolli believes victory in the Carling Cup on Sunday, securing the club's first trophy for six years, can only positively impact on the club and the players.

"It is a fantastic statement and also we are back in Europe early in the season," he added.

"We know it will bring us positive dynamic for the rest of the season.

"It is a fantastic way to end February with a trophy already but we know we have a lot to play for until May."

PA

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