I DON’T understand why Liverpool need a policy on the age of players they are looking to sign. Surely, you just sign who you need to sign?
Of course I understand the attraction of signing young players with their best years ahead of them for a reasonable fee.
But I’m not sure I like the idea of Liverpool buying players because in three or four years’ time they will have a sell-on value.
The fact is if you buy good players why would you ever want to sell them anyway?
If United had a policy of targeting players under 24 they wouldn’t have signed the player who is going to win them the title this season.
It will be interesting to see what business Liverpool do over the next fortnight because the squad really needs strengthening.
It’s okay at the moment when we’re only playing once a week but when we get to February and March with hopefully FA Cup and Europa League matches as well as league games it’s going to be a really tough schedule.
As a team we do lack experience and last weekend’s defeat to Manchester United underlined that.
It’s not so much an age thing as how many big games you have played in.
There were far too many mistakes. It’s easy to say afterwards that the manager picked the wrong team.
But even if Daniel Sturridge had started the game I don’t think it would have made a great deal of difference considering how poor Liverpool played as a team in the first half. Passes went astray and the front three were isolated.
In the second half we went from back to front much quicker and put them under pressure but it's not enough to play for 30 minutes at Old Trafford when you are 2-0 down.
In terms of transfer dealings, as a club we need to forget about building for the future. You have to deal with the present to try to get back into the top four as quickly as possible. We need a couple of signings who are capable of coming in and making a difference now, not in a few years.