Kenny Daglish took alot of stick from some parts of the press with the signings of Andy Carroll (35 million), Steward Downing (20 million) and Jordan Henderson (16 million). The season is well and truly up and running and two players who look to have settled into life at Anfield very quickly are Charlie Adam and Jose Enrique.
Both players are in their mid 20s, some may say in their prime. Enrique has filled the gap at left back where Liverpool have been lacking quailty for a number of years. He has great strength and flexibility, can get forward at every oportunity and can defend when needed. He also has developed a great understanding with Steward Downing on the left hand side. What puts a smile on every Liverpool fans face was the price Kenny got him at, a small fee of 6 million for a player who could be of great service for 5 to 6 years.
Charlie Adam on the other hand is a player Liverpool have needed since the departure of Xabi Alonso to Real Madraid. Adam has a fantastic passi ng ability, and was a breadth of fresh air last seasomn at Blackpool. His corners and free kicks are an added bonus to Liverpool. Specially when you have the likes of Carroll and Agger in the box, it can be a defender's worst nightmare. And his passes can also be quite lethal when you have the likes of Luis Suarez making the fantastic runs.
As I recall on a cold December night in Blackpool last season, a certain Sir Alex Ferguson made a comment that Adam's corner kicks were worth 10 million alone. Maybe Liverpool did get another bargain in Charlie Adam, only time will tell.