For the first time on the AnfieldIndex Pro + Podcast we've tried to do something a little different. Gags Tandon invites Dave Hendrick, Dan Kennett and Mo Chatra to re-create a transfer committee and try to plan Liverpool FC's summer with the best players possible within a budget. The following roles were set for the podcast:
Gags Tandon - The Manager
Dan Kennett - Lead Data Analyst
Dave Hendrick - Head Scout
Mo Chatra - Financial Director
Gags set out the requirements for the squad, what types of characteristics the players need to have. Dave comes up with lists of players whilst Dan Kennett provides some statistical analysis of the players mentioned as well as any he has found by using the data. Mo Chatra discusses the valuations of the players and the types of deals they may need to be completed as which would have an effect on the budget. Mo Chatra also sets the budget at the start with some assumptions.
In Part 3 the committee finalises their plan and sets out a list of players that become their targets for the 18/19 season!