Liverpool Transfers: Reds Sign Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez With Record Bids

Maxx GCorrespondent IIJanuary 31, 2011

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16:  Newcastle player Andy Carroll looks on from the tunnel before the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Newcastle United at Stadium of Light on January 16, 2011 in Sunderland, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Well, we are now almost to the end of the busy transfer deadline, and finally we see some big names coming up. Liverpool have always thought to be busy with the transfer window opening, since after the change of ownership so many expectations have clouded over the club.

Ryan Babel finally ended his miserable tenure at Liverpool after he completed his switch to the German club Hoffenheim, and that marked the start of outflow from Liverpool. Paul Konchesky also moved out to Nottingham Forrest after he failed to live up to the high levels of expectation at the club.

Now, who comes in?

Luis Suarez has been handed over the legendary No. 7 shirt for Liverpool after he completed his move for a transfer fee of £22.8m from his club Ajax. The 24-year-old Uruguayan has big shoes to fill at Anfield and is regarded as one of the most promising prospects of modern-day football.

Suarez can bring in the pace and momentum to Liverpool's attacks. He is young, fast, dribbles well, shoots like blasts from a cannon, and obviously he can score more often. He had a wonderful World Cup spell and impressed pundits all over.

Though Suarez especially wanted to play alongside Fernando Torres in Liverpool, Torres may finally land up with the big blues of Chelsea. Chelsea have already been finalizing talks on that with a record bid of 50 million pounds.

Now comes the most exciting news of the transfer season. Newcastle's Andy Carroll is moving to Liverpool after the Reds placed a record bid of around £35m for the 22-year-old England international. Statistics say Caroll has been better than Torres this season in goals and assists.

Carroll has been super in his game while at Newcastle this season with the characteristics of a perfect poacher. Being tall and rough, Carroll can often find the net beating defenders with ease.

However, is £35 million too much for this striker? Carroll has not been at the world-class level like other stars. The transfer day deadline added with Torres' request to move out surely pumped in the cash for Liverpool to go for this deal. Even players like Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, Wayne Rooney, David Villa and others also were not bought for such a high price!!!

Only time will tell what Carroll's potential really holds. Charlie Adam from Blackpool may also make a move to Liverpool at the end.

For now, things are looking pretty good and busy at Anfield. Hope the transfer sums will be worth their expectations.