Liverpool Transfer News: Kenny Dalglish Got All He Needed but Not All He Wanted
Liverpool's brilliant summer transfer window has closed. The club at Anfield made a number of key signings early, made a few of brilliant sales late and even took on an old face once more.
Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson and Jose Enrique would be enough to keep any boss happy, but not when Liverpool has been trophy-less for a number of years.
Kenny Dalglish decided to sell off Raul Meireles, David N'Gog and Christian Poulsen on deadline day. He also decided to loan Joe Cole out to French champion Lille as well.
N'Gog, Poulsen and Cole moves were hardly surprising, and sending off Meireles wasn't necessarily shocking.
Earlier on in deadline day rumours swirled that former Red and captain of the Welsh national team, Craig Bellamy, was heading to Anfield to talk contract. The 32-year old Welsh striker brings a completely different presence to the pitch and Dalglish jumped at the opportunity to land him.
All it took was a free transfer and a super wage cut to make it happen. Both parties wanted each other badly.
But Dalglish also had eyes elsewhere, and according The Sun, Dalglish failed in a sensational last second attempt to land Nikica Jelavic from Rangers. They "insisted" the hitman wasn't going anywhere.
The club had to turn down numerous attempts to keep him and not even Liverpool brought enough to the table.
The Meireles and Bellamy moves highlighted the end of a very busy window at Anfield. Owner John Henry gave Dalglish the green light to make the moves necessary to begin chasing clubs up the table, and almost all instances he succeeded.
Dalglish wasn't denied very often this summer, but at the last second of deadline day he didn't get everything he wanted.
But like the Stones say, "you get what you need."
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