Lawro says they have listened to the LFC manager's call for investment
It the final days of the transfer window have proven one thing at Liverpool, it’s that the owners are backing Brendan Rodgers.
The fact they have won their first three Premier League games has helped. Fenway Sports Group aren’t always at the game, and in their absence they will look for the results. They are what counts.
So to hand over £25million for two up-and-coming centre-backs is a real statement of intent.
Both Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori fit the FSG template. They are young, hungry and, if successful, will have considerable sell-on value.
At £18m, I cannot believe Sakho isn’t going to be a regular, and the Americans are likely to ask questions if he isn’t playing regularly.
The loan move for Victor Moses is a real canny piece of business. I don’t think Liverpool can lose. It’s a good pinch, but perhaps Chelsea don’t see Liverpool as their immediate rivals.
Even if Moses only comes on for the final 20 minutes of some games, he has the pace to occupy defenders and go past them, and he can really stretch teams.
He reminds me a little of Daniel Sturridge in terms of the way his career has gone. It looks as though Sturridge has smelt the coffee since moving to Liverpool, and you wonder if this might be the time for Moses to do likewise.
The winger did well at Chelsea when he played, and his arrival can help bring more out of Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Iago Aspas and even Philippe Coutinho.
I thought Liverpool were very good against Manchester United last weekend. They made the pitch narrow and there were so many occasions when Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverly couldn’t get their heads up because of the pressure they were being put under.
I’d argue Liverpool played as well without the ball as they did with it. Rodgers got his tactics spot on.