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 …
Could Jordan Henderson leave Liverpool?

Could Jordan Henderson leave Liverpool?

The European Championships are over, Wimbledon is done, silly season has well and truly begun. Now, I know it's impossible to *not* read that in Gary Lineker's 'opening line of MOTD voice', but it rings true. With transfer rumours emerging, courtesy of the Athletic, that Jordan Henderson could leave Liverpool this summer, it has sent Reds across the globe into a severe state of confusion. The first question on everyone's lips upon reading the news was - how has this …
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 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 …
A Failed Venture

A Failed Venture

The Super League, a revolutionary idea that was shunned by the masses, ill prepared for public consumption by the instigators and put back into its box for normality to resume within the elite football corridors throughout Europe. UEFA are no shining light with their failures, short comings and inability to implement Financial Fair Play did indeed bring the potential need for change to the table for discussion. Reform, adjustment to the often times remarkable Champions League & clarity of their …
#SellThemAll (Except the Scousers)

#SellThemAll (Except the Scousers)

Every individual human involved in Liverpool Football Club, any pack animals utilised in Nike’s kit supply chain, the cows that provided the leather for our boots, even inanimate objects should be open for critique at this point. Yes, our recent past includes some of the best memories this club has experienced in a generation. But, at present, we are mired in Liverpool’s worst run… ever? Can’t score. Can’t stop our opponents from scoring. Can’t compete with our recognised peers while …
Time and Money: Reminder from Michael Edwards

Time and Money: Reminder from Michael Edwards

Benjamin Franklin said time is money in 1748. In 2021, there’s no-one more acutely aware than FSG and crucially Michael Edwards. The transfer window opened on 1st January, but it’s been clear for some time of Liverpool’s needs in defence. However, the exact needs only became abundantly clear to everyone late last night. In a race against time and with funds clearly tight, it became clear that all the days business had been done efficiently. To start at the beginning …
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