One bad defeat and Liverpool's transfer dealings are brought into question, coincidence?

These things can still be discussed after a win.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been defending the club’s transfer outlay in the summer following the weekend’s defeat to Hull City.

Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho, Tiago Ilori, Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas, Aly Cissokho and Victor Moses in during the summer.

Mignolet appears to have been worth the money whilst supports could rightly debate what the rest of the new signings have brought to the side this season and whether they were worth the money spent.

But this has always been the case – but it the debate has only cropped up in light of a really bad defeat, when in all honesty it could have been debated from the times we have seen the player in action.

Instead it has taken until December. If Liverpool lost again in the near future there will be some trying to portray it as a crisis, no doubt.

But there are a few aspects that probably should be scrutinised a lot more rather than the transfer dealings, it should be why some players aren’t playing as much as they possibly should be such as Mamadou Sakho, and that maybe some players shouldn’t be judged until they have actually played a lot more football for the side like Iago Aspas and Victor Moses.

Perhaps there should be discussions as to why Fabio Borini is on loan when Liverpool are low on cover for strikers?

If you were to look at Liverpool’s dealings, it’s still too early to give a resounding verdict on them, and that you might need to look more at what Liverpool didn’t buy in an aggressive central midfielder.

This kind of scrutiny, however, is by no means isolated to Liverpool. Arsene Wenger’s dealings in bringing Olivier Giroud to Arsenal was heavily questioned last season and he seems to be having a pretty effective second season leading the line of the side that is currently top of the Premier League table.

But it seems funny that after the most disappointing defeat of the season, a side’s transfer dealings gets scrutinised isn’t it?

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