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Comolli full of praise for Liverpool owners

Liverpool's director of football Damien Comolli has heaped praise on the club's 'brave' owners following the end of the transfer deadline.

The Reds brought in a plethora of new players this summer with the likes of Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing and Alexander Doni coming earlier in the window prior to Jose Enrique, Sebastian Coates and Craig Bellamy joining later.

The club offloaded the likes of Ryan Babel, David Ngog and Raul Meireles to offset some of their spending whilst sending Joe Cole and Christian Poulsen out on loan and the support of John Henry, Tom Werner and the Fenway Sports Group in making these moves has not been lost on Comolli.

"It's difficult for me to put into words what they gave us throughout the summer," said the Frenchman.

"Their support was absolutely tremendous, in the down times and in the up times.

"When they needed to invest money we didn't think they'd have to, John and Tom were unbelievably helpful.

"I think we are very lucky to have these owners because people need to realise a lot of owners would have said the squad is too big so you need to reduce it, and then when you've done that bring some players in.

"But that was never the approach they had. They were happy to take risks, for us to spend the money, to support us and to trust us as well.

"I told them in the summer we need to buy players first and towards the end of the window there would be a lot of movement with players going out.

"They were very brave to accept that, having had no experience of a similar transfer window.

"From the outside it might be difficult to understand, but from my side their support was absolutely tremendous."

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