How LFC Could Best Spend £250m…

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With our world-famous club now off the market (apparently), it seems that John Henry and his FSG group are keen to realign the structure within Liverpool FC. With finance likely coming their way, it does appear that a soft release of the club is still afoot, one which will allow the sale process to be undertaken in a professional and elongated manner. My take on the sale, is that any new investor willing to take a £1bn stake in this famous footballing institution, will see this investment as merely the first step before a full takeover. Whoever and wherever this money comes from is yet unconfirmed, but I’ll be looking at how best to spend that money, before it even arrives.

£250m seems to be the common (and perhaps highest) number being bandied about, as the potential amount of money that Mike Gordan (CEO) will sign off on this summer. With the assumption that all players with expiring contracts are to leave, I will note the entire first team squad in a formation list. I will also add those that I believe will be sold on (thereby aiding the expenditure), rather than add to the total stated. At the bottom of each list, I will add any players I want added to the squad this summer, with the assumed totals for all not exceeding £250m.

Goalkeepers

Alisson Becker – Keep

Caoimhín Kelleher – Sell – £20m

Adrián – Release

Goalkeeper Additions 

Marcelo Pitaluga – Promoted from academy

Ron-Robert Zieler – £3m

Budget Remaining – £248m

Defenders 

Virgil van Dijk – Keep

Ibrahima Konaté – Keep

Joël Matip – Keep

Joe Gomez – Keep

Nat Phillips – Sell – £5m

Andy Robertson – Keep

Konstantinos Tsimikas – Sell – £20m

Calvin Ramsay – Loan

Defender Additions 

Sepp van den Berg – Promoted from loan

Gonçalo Inácio – £35m

Max Aarons – £15m

Budget Remaining – £198m


Midfielders 

Trent Alexander Arnold – Keep

Thiago Alcântara – Keep & extend contract

Fabinho – Keep

Curtis Jones – Keep

Jordan Henderson – Keep

Stefan Bajčetić – Keep

James Milner – Release

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain – Release

Naby Keïta – Release

Midfielder Additions 

Alexis Mac Allister – £70m

Moisés Caicedo – £85m

Mason Mount – £45m

Budget Remaining – £0m

Forwards 

Mohamed Salah – Keep

Luis Díaz – Keep

Diogo Jota – Keep

Darwin Núñez – Keep

Cody Gakpo – Keep

Harvey Elliott – Keep

Fábio Carvalho – Loan

Based upon the incoming transfer fees of £40 for all outgoing players, that would require an injection of £210m by FSG. Though that figure may seem high, compared to a very low net spend during the Jürgen Klopp era (approximately £250m funnily enough), it would not be at all extravagant to finance this much required recruitment drive. Liverpool should act like a genuine powerhouse of world football, not the penny-pinching outfit that is routinely outspent by rivals.

We have an opportunity to make a huge statement this summer, which would not break the bank, not even close to it. I just hope FSG loosen the purse strings and reward our German manager the tools he needs to succeed. With so many world class individuals within our squad, it cannot be unthinkable to see us bounce back into title contention, if the right moves are made. It is not a rose tinted view I’m taking, it is merely a logical viewpoint based upon knowing how brilliant we can once more become.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Agree, although my belief is that we will have another zero net spend summer as FSG look to recoup lost champs league revenues from the transfer budget

  2. I agree with you on the to be sold and released ,,,the on signings i wish we could singn Mac Allister,,Ruben Neves then allow the young stars like Elliot,,Bajcetic,,to grow in the team …YANWA

  3. Why would you release tsimikas?
    Barrella is a much better option than Caicedo and around 40 million cheaper.
    We need a world class centre back and a minimum of 3 midfielders. Tilemans is free Maddison and Ndidi will be options as they are cheap along with ward prowse.

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