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Comolli eyeing movement

08 Jul 2011 08:30:12

Comolli eyeing movement

Liverpool's director of football Damien Comolli has confirmed he expects to ship out a number of unwanted players to make way for new faces at Anfield.

Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson have already been signed up this summer and Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing appears to be the next target on the list but Comolli also has to work out how to move on some unwanted players - such as the likes of Milan Jovanovic, Paul Konchesky and Joe Cole.

"We are very pleased because the two signings we've done were absolute priorities on our list," said the Frenchman. "When you go into a transfer window you always have X number of targets and it's very rare you get all of them. We're lucky we've got two of our priorities. That's good, and I'm sure there'll still be a lot of movement, especially going out but also, hopefully, a few more coming in."

The fact Liverpool's two new signings - and the third they are chasing - are British is a bonus rather than a necessity, according to Comolli.

It had been suggested Dalglish was implementing a policy of signing players from the home nations - similar to the one which brought him success first time round as Reds boss - but both the manager, in the past, and now Comolli have dismissed that notion.

"There is always a strategy. It's about players who we've identified through the year," said Comolli.

"You identify players in positions where you think you're weak or, if not weak, you think you can get better or add an extra body.

"There is a strategy in terms of profile of players we want to bring in: the mentality, the attitude, the work ethic - and the age is also a factor.

"People think about the citizenship and passport - but this doesn't really matter as much as what I've just said."


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