What is it that makes the transfer season such a phenomenon in world football circles?
A simple explanation can be that any club that purchases a player wants him to succeed by scoring a few goals, setting them up or even saving a few of them, thereby representing a good return on investment for the club hierarchy and supporters.
New additions generally have one of two purposes—to reinvigorate the team and spearhead a turnaround of fortunes or to gel with the squad and successfully defend their already dominant status.
However, Liverpool’s summer acquisitions of the year before proved to be incapable of doing either.
Brendan Rodgers hopes not to repeat the same mistakes as his predecessor by being careful with the selection of his targets.
He’s already made one addition in Fabio Borini, and the supporters can only hope that he turns out to be at least half as “influential” as those in the next few slides were for LFC during their time at Merseyside.