Gerrard excited by arrivals

Reds ace delighted with summer transfer activity

Gerrard: Believes competition for places will only help the club in the long run

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Liverpool stalwart Steven Gerrard has expressed his delight at the calibre and quality of signings the club has made this summer.

The Reds have spent big in the transfer market this summer with manager Kenny Dalglish adding no less than four new faces to his squad.

The Anfield club have added the likes of English talent Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing from Sunderland and Aston Villa respectively along with landing Blackpool ace Charlie Adam and Brazilian keeper Alexander Doni from Roma.

Gerrard, who is set to miss the start of the new Premier League season, believes the signings will be beneficial because they will add strength in depth ahead of a long and hard campaign.

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"I believe we've made some very good signings this summer, with Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing and Doni all coming in," he told the club's official website.

"Hopefully there will be one or two more arriving before the transfer window closes. You always want competition for places because it's a long season.

"Obviously it gives the manager more options and it also pushes the players on because they know not everyone can start every game."