As for those two, they both had good seasons the year before and I think Henderson is gonna be a great player, he's only 20.
Downing was great at Villa, got player of the year over Young and Bent. So I'm quite pleased with us signing them, it's never easy to adapt to a new club which is why they say judge them when they leave not when they join.
Yeah sure they haven't had the best first season but Liverpool are expected to be up the top and that gives added pressure to the already tough situation of being a new signing.
People say they're overpriced but English players who have long contracts and are indeed talented with garner that high fee.