Has Rodgers proved Liverpool actually need a director of football?

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The Reds' summer signings have looked worryingly bad so far.

Liverpool fans will need no reminding of Damien Commoli's time with the club.

The former Tottenham Hotspur man took over as director of football strategy and, together with Kenny Dalglish MBE, spent millions on players very few of which are still at Anfield today.

Luis Suarez was one of his success stories but Andy Carroll, Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing (as good as he has been since leaving the Reds) were certainly not.

And it is interesting that Commoli used to work at Spurs, as Franco Baldini played a similar role in their now infamous transfer splurge after selling Gareth Bale last season. Look where Tottenham are now.

The problem for the Reds, though, is that they find themselves in exactly the same position as Spurs were - and the same thing has happened as under Dalglish and Commoli.

After selling Luis Suarez, Brendan Rodgers has spent woefully. Whether some of his signings come good or not, the amounts spent were all wrong, the types of player signed were all wrong and the logic and consistency behind most of his recruitment flawed.

And a further problem exists in that this is not the first time Rodgers has failed in the transfer market. Only Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho can 100 per cent be said to have been good Rodgers signings. The rest...?

What about those he has sold, meanwhile, in favour of those questionable purchases?

Indeed, despite the Commolis of the past and the Baldinis of London, Rodgers might just have proved once and for all this summer that Liverpool actually need a director of football again. Perhaps the club don't - but the 41-year-old certainly does, for he just doesn't look capable of handling the transfer market on his own.

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