'As we move into the last few days of the transfer window, it's natural that there will be a lot of speculation about our club, as manager Brendan Rodgers goes about his quiet revolution. And most of the rumours centre around three Dalglish signings who haven't worked out - Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Andy Carroll - none of whom have lived up to expectations.
First up, Charlie Adam. Scoring goals for fun at Blackpool, Adam has failed to make the grade at Liverpool (hitting only 2 goals in 28 appearances). A decent player on his day, but he is not in the same league as Agger, Stevie G or Suarez - and it's players like that we need to be up for now if we are to challenge for major honours. Adam only cost £8m or so, and we should still be able to recoup most of the fee if we move quickly (even the alleged £5m bid from Everton could be tempting).
Although Jordan Henderson, branded a £20m flop by the kop, hopes for a second chance at Anfield, there's nothing about him to suggest that he's likely to make the grade as a Liverpool player - Christ, he doesn't even look like a Liverpool player! Frankly he reminds me of the ugly one in a top boy band, rather than a player who is following in the footsteps of Souness, Barnes, Molby and co. He looks uncomfortable and out of place.Frankly, I'd sell him to QPR - everyone else seems to be getting rid of their dead beats there.
Finally, we come to Andy Carroll. OK, so this guy wasn't worth £35m of anyone's money (and 6 goals from 42 appearances is a very poor return), but Caroll is our kind of player - tough, committed, and a team man. But Carroll won't give up, and is the kind of player who will work through his confidence problems and come good in the end. We should keep Carroll, and Rodgers should take him under his wing and do for him what Roberto Di Matteo has done for Fernando Torres.
Ditch Adam and Henderson if you like, Brendan, but please give Andy a little more time'.
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