Former Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli has came out swinging in defence of the signings he made during his time at the club, saying that "time will tell" as to whether they were good transfers or not. Time has told in several cases, so talkSPORT look at the nine players brought in under the Frenchman and rate their success at Anfield...
Name: Craig Bellamy
Signed for: Free transfer
Brought in on a free deal on transfer deadline day in the summer of 2011, Bellamy scored nine goals in 33 appearances during his second spell at Anfield, playing a key role as Liverpool lifted the Carling Cup and helping the Reds on their run to an FA Cup final. He moved to Cardiff on a free transfer in the summer of 2012.
Bellamy cost the Reds nothing to bring in and was arguably better during his second spell at Anfield than in his previous time there. The Welshman assisted both goals in Liverpool's League Cup quarter-final win over Chelsea, as well as scoring in their semi-final win over Manchester City. Another notable contribution was assisting Andy Carroll in the FA Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea. All in, an astute piece of business for Comolli, with Bellamy instrumental in the little success Liverpool achieved in the 2011/12 season.
Name: Charlie Adam
Signed for: £6.75m
Brought in off the back of a strong spell with Blackpool in their brief Premier League run, Adam was favoured under Kenny Dalglish, but injuries and the arrival of Brendan Rodgers helped bring an end to his short Liverpool tenure. The Scot was sold on for a fee of around £4m to Stoke in August 2012.
Sir Alex Ferguson helped create the hype around Charlie Adam with his claims that the midfielder's delivery from corners were worth "£10m alone", yet despite that, the United coach never saw fit to take a punt on the midfielder, whereas Comolli did. Adam started brightly at Anfield but faded quickly, often looking unfit and showing a lack of discipline in his tackling. Brendan Rodgers clearly didn't see him as part of his plans at Anfield and after moving to Stoke, he spent only 12 months at the club. Disappointing.
Name: Sebastian Coates
Signed for: Undisclosed.
The young defender was brought in from Nacional in his native Uruguay in 2011, after having a great Copa America when his country won the South American championship. Unlike Adam and Bellamy, Coates is still on the books at the Reds, albeit making sporadic appearances.
Hailed as a potential coup when he arrived at Anfield in 2011, Coates has had little opportunity to shine and making his debut in a 4-0 drubbing against Spurs didn't help his case. At 22 he's at a crucial stage in his development as a player and it looks like the Reds will consider a loan move in January in order to guarantee playing time for the defender. The jury's still out on the Uruguayan, but as of yet there's little to get excited about.
Name: Jose Enrique
Signed for: £7m
In 2011 Liverpool signed Spanish left-back Jose Enrique after a strong period with Newcastle United and with 46 appearances at Anfield so far, the full-back doesn't look likely to go anywhere any time soon. He has shown his versatility under Brendan Rodgers by operating in a more advanced position on occasion, as well as at wing back and full back.
Under Kenny Dalglish Enrique looked to be fading as a player, going from cries for a Spain call up to calls for his sale from Liverpool in the summer. Brendan Rodgers has managed to get the best out of the Spaniard once more, however, and he is steadily growing into one of the most important players under the new Reds boss, whether operating as a full-back and attacking wide man, or even an amalgamation of the two when the Reds field three centre-backs. A mixed time at Anfield so far, but the outlook is positive.
Signed for: Free transfer
Brought in as cover for Pepe Reina following a six year spell at Roma, an international pedigree with Brazil and a decent trophy haul in Italy, Doni looked like an astute free signing.
Though he didn't cost Liverpool anything in transfer fees, Doni's brief appearances with Liverpool have been forgettable. A horror show at Blackburn, where he stood in for the suspended Pepe Reina and duly got himself sent off and replaced by Brad Jones, seems to have sealed his fate, with Jones now firmly supplanting him in the pecking order. Yet to make an appearance this season.
Name: Stewart Downing
Signed for: £20m
Liverpool paid well over the odds for Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing in 2011, but despite being touted for a loan exit last summer, he's still on the books at Anfield.
Four goals and five assists over the course of a year and a half are what £20m got Liverpool in Stewart Downing. Kenny Dalglish persisted with the former Villa man, but Brendan Rodgers has used him sporadically, suggesting he won't be part of the Reds' long-term future. Liverpool won't recoup anything like the amount they paid for him and Comolli should hang his head in shame at this waste of money.
Name: Jordan Henderson
Signed for: £16m
Yet another promising but largely unproven young British player brought in by Damien Comolli, Liverpool signed Jordan Henderson for a significant fee in 2012. Linked with a potential loan move in January.
Henderson endured a difficult season under Kenny Dalglish where, despite playing 48 games in all competitions, he was often criticised for his below par performances. This season under Brendan Rodgers he's beginning to show signs of an upturn in form, scoring the winner against Udinese in the Europa League and being praised by the coach for his work rate. At 22 he has plenty of time to improve and he at least seems to understand his role in Liverpool's new system. Henderson was overpriced, but he could still be a success at Anfield.
Name: Luis Suarez
Signed for: £22.8m
Liverpool's most expensive player ever before they signed Andy Carroll, there's no question over which of the two has worked out best for the club. Few would doubt his importance to the Anfield side and certainly not Brendan Rodgers.
Controversy and Luis Suarez are never far apart, but the Uruguayan's importance in scoring goals for the Reds cant be understated, and he seems to be flourishing under Brendan Rodgers in particular. With Reina and Gerrard no longer at their very best, Suarez is the only truly world class player currently at Anfield and definitely Comolli's best signing for the club. The Frenchman will undoubtedly have the Uruguayan's arrival at the top of his CV.
Name: Andy Carroll
Signed for: £35m
Liverpool's most expensive player ever and their most expensive mistake, Carroll was brought in during the same transfer window as Luis Suarez, but was flogged off to anyone who would take him this summer, with West Ham bringing the striker in on loan with the option to buy in 2013.
Six league goals for Liverpool at £35m make hard reading, but those are the facts. To put that into perspective, his move made him more expensive than David Villa and Wayne Rooney, both Champions League winners and considered among the best in their positions. Brendan Rodgers made it painfully clear that Carroll isn't part of his plans and is no doubt hoping that West Ham take up the option to buy him in the summer. Carroll can be a very effective forward if used in the right way, but he was never in a million years worth £35m and is a damning indictment of Comolli's profligacy.
Damien Comolli signed Liverpool's deadliest player, Luis Suarez, and for that move as well as astute short term purchases like Craig Bellamy, he will no doubt seek praise. Yet during his time at Liverpool the club paid well over the odds for players like Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing, although they pale by comparison to the blunder that is Andy Carroll. Unfortunately for Comolli, the misses outweigh the hits.
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