The New Sporting Director

The New Sporting Director

Any new role undertaken at a sporting team (let alone a major club like Liverpool FC), brings a certain amount a risk, especially when the role was previously engineered with brilliance. FSG have made some high profile mistakes along the way, yet the overall structure of the club is now one to be admired. As Michael Edwards gets ready to depart his role as Sporting Director, Julian Ward was immediately confirmed as his successor. As with the celebrated American TV …
A New Recruitment Strategy

A New Recruitment Strategy

As Liverpool close in on another painful transfer window, Michael Edwards must soon decide how he is to engage in what could be his final dealings as Liverpool’s Sporting Director. Since FSG installed Michael Edwards into his role, he has had a near faultless record in being able to recruit undervalued players, thus allowing Jürgen Klopp to turn such players into bonafide superstars. The ability to engineer certain deals was always based upon club sales, and given the market is …
The FSG Dilemma

The FSG Dilemma

With the window now shut, it’s a worrying and continuing issue that has seen Liverpool fall behind their immediate rivals in the summer's recruitment. With vast sums being spent by both Manchester clubs, Tottenham & Chelsea, it’s now becoming a worry to see a club at the level of Liverpool seemingly happy to sit on their hands. When Ibrahima Konate arrived early in the summer, it gave the fanbase false hope of what was to come. With other areas of …
Who Replaces The Irreplaceable?

Who Replaces The Irreplaceable?

All good things come to an end, it’s sad but true. There’s always that outstanding TV show you binged, that particular period of time that you loved, or even the sport you played, that eventually had to come to an end. Time catches up with everything & everyone, especially in football. When you look at Roy Hodgson and his tenure as Liverpool manager, it was a sad, depressing and underwhelming period that couldn’t end quick enough, much like reality TV …
Fabinho - A World Class Extension

Fabinho - A World Class Extension

Extending contracts within a transfer window can be underwhelming for many fans. The need to see a marquee signing arrive can become obsessive, to the point of panic. The new shiny toy can be marvelled at, but we must never forget those who got Liverpool to where they are, and where they strive to be. When world class teams achieve great things, the most important task is to ensure the squad is not torn down. In Liverpool’s case, they have …
Why Liverpool's buy-to-sell model needs looking at

Why Liverpool's buy-to-sell model needs looking at

Liverpool are, rightly, lauded for their transfer business. They’ve been near faultless with their incomings since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival in 2015. The Reds have mastered the whole finding undervalued assets and turning them into stars thing.  On the few occasions they’ve gone big on a player, the recruitment team have got it spot on with the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson having a transformative impact on the team.  They used to be just as effective at moving players …
Does Liverpool's salary model need to change?

Does Liverpool's salary model need to change?

The transfer market is changing and it’s been on the cards for a while now. Players are running down their deals in a bid to get bigger contracts elsewhere. We haven’t entered the American sports market realm yet, but we can’t be far away from it. In the near future,  transfer fees will be a rarity and free agents will be the norm.  Danny Ings has rejected a new deal with Southampton. He’s got just 12 months remaining on his …
Why Andy Robertson is Undroppable

Why Andy Robertson is Undroppable

When Andy Robertson was signed from newly relegated Hull City, there was a collective air of uncertainty. The left back spot had become (like so many other positions when Klopp arrived) a problem one. With Albert Moreno being swapped in and out with James Milner prior to Robbo’s signing, it was certainly an area that needed addressing. Hull City and Liverpool managed a trade type deal, that was surely separated for accountancy purposes. The overall deal saw Kevin Stewart leave …
Why do Liverpool want Florian Neuhaus?

Why do Liverpool want Florian Neuhaus?

Liverpool might’ve found the man to fill the void left by Gini Wijnaldum’s departure.  According to reports in Germany, Jurgen Klopp wants Gladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus and the club have already held talks with his representatives. Florian Plettenberg of Sport1 expects things to heat up once Germany’s time at the Euros is up.  As revealed by Plettenberg on a recent Blood Red podcast, the 24-year-old had an agreement with Gladbach that meant if a certain bid was received, he’d be …
Why this could be one of Liverpool's most important transfer windows in years

Why this could be one of Liverpool's most important transfer windows in years

Eyes now turn to the summer transfer window as what feels like the longest season of all time. It has been a season that, to downplay it somewhat, hasn't exactly gone according to plan for Jürgen Klopp's side. Those from the outside looking in will say it's how the mighty have fallen, but everyone inside Liverpool will tell you it's just been a rotten season in every sense. Injuries have played a big part in the meagre title defence offered …
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