Liverpool's ‘win-win’ transfer solution: 5 takeaways from their late window signings

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It must be rare for a football club to sign two players in the same position on the same day, but for Liverpool it’s somewhat of a quirky trend.

The last time the Merseysiders were active on January transfer deadline day was back in 2011 when Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez arrived at Anfield as Fernando Torres departed for Chelsea. A decade on, it was a different area of the pitch that need solving, with a host of centre-backs linked, two arriving, and then - incredibly - a third current centre-back being ruled out for the rest of the season.

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Matt Ladson is the co-founder and editor of This Is Anfield, the independent Liverpool news and comment website, and covers all areas of the Reds for FourFourTwo – including transfer analysis, interviews, title wins and European trophies. As well as writing about Liverpool for FourFourTwo he also contributes to other titles including Yahoo and Bleacher Report. He is a lifelong fan of the Reds.