Fulham manager Mark Hughes believes Liverpool pulled off of a coup by replacing Fernando Torres with Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.
Torres left Anfield for Chelsea in January for a British transfer record fee of £50million and boss Kenny Dalglish acted swiftly to bring in reinforcements.
Uruguay international Suarez was drafted in from Ajax for £23million, before Dalglish completed the signing of 22-year-old Newcastle striker Carroll on transfer deadline day. The inflated £35million-plus price tag raised more than a few eyebrows but Hughes believes Liverpool have done some shrewd business.
"I think the view is that they've done good business in terms of the two players they've got in with the money they've got for Torres," he said.
"Given the way it's panned out for Fernando Torres, you'd argue at this moment in time it's the better deal, only because the two guys that have gone in at Liverpool seem to have very quickly struck up a partnership and that seems to be working well for Liverpool.
"Right through the history of football, there's great partnerships and there's always examples of where one player triggers off the good, positive parts of another player. And there's signs that there's the possibility Carroll and Suarez will obviously continue in the same vein and be a very strong partnership for Liverpool for years to come."