Liverpool FC : How Did the Reds and NESV Perform in the January Transfer Window?

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Liverpool FC : How Did the Reds and NESV Perform in the January Transfer Window?
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With the January transfer window of 2011 now firmly closed, it has without a shadow of a doubt been the most active in the history of Liverpool Football Club.

Twice the club's record transfer fee was broken, but sadly they lost the previous record signing and Kop idol; Fernando Torres.

However, new owners New England Sport Ventures (NESV) have now gotten a good taster into how transfers are carried out in 'the beautiful game'. The hectic nature of dealings between clubs, negotiating of personal terms with players and medicals have given John Henry and his team at Anfield an insight into the intense nature of what goes into transferring a player, both in and out of the club.

But how would we as fans judge their performance in their first transfer window?

Of course Daniel Comolli and his team are the real people in the spot light, but ultimately it is the upper echelons of NESV, probably Henry himself, that will give the 'Yeh or Neh' to any transactions.

It is for sure, that NESV have certainly made their intentions clear and supporters of Liverpool cannot say that they did not deliver on promises made when it comes to player dealings.

They came in with a mantra of bringing top young world class talent into the football club and of not being afraid of digging deep into their pockets.

An this is exactly what they have done; in his first transfer window, Henry sanctioned the spending of £22.8m on one player, a then club record, and then again breaking the club record, the record for the transfer of an English player and recording the 9th largest transfer in footballing history.

This has most certainly elevated NESV and Liverpool Football Club back into being one of the power players of the game, at least financially.

Fans cannot say that the new owners have not lived up to their end of the bargain in terms of spending money.

However, there is the issue of losing one of the true stars and world class players of the team and to make matters worse to a Premiership rival.

How does this stand with the fans when NESV and Liverpool Football Club are judged on their performance in January 2011 transfer window?

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