Hodgson hopes for more arrivals

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson spent the afternoon unveiling new signings Joe Cole, Milan Jovanovic and Danny Wilson to the press at Anfield, and admitted he hopes more signings are on their way.

Hodgson also hinted that Javier Mascherano could soon be heading for an exit from Merseyside, after handing in a transfer request yesterday. The estimated £25million made from the Argentine’s sale could help fund new players in the Reds squad.

Hodgson said, “We’re still interested in some other players. I hope this won’t be the last of our signings. The aim of the club – the aim of the board, Christian Purslow and everyone at the club – is to try and make this squad as competitive as possible.”

On presenting Cole, Jovanovic and Wilson to the press, Hodgson spoke of his excitement of working with the three players.

He added, “I am very excited and happy for the club that we have been able to sign three players of this quality.

“It was important we made some signings early on and made clear to everyone that our intentions are very serious. I think it is clear from the players alongside me we are serious and we have been fortunate enough to acquire their services.”