Reds owner reflects on

Reds owner reflects on "emotional" year of success at club

Liverpool owner John Henry recently shared his thoughts on the club's success over the last year and how emotional it has been for all involved. Henry and FSG will be celebrating 10 years of owning LFC come October. In that time, they've witnessed quite a lot at Anfield. They arrived in the dark days of Roy Hodgson, appointed Brendan Rodgers after King Kenny's departure in 2012 and then hired the best coach in world football, Jürgen Klopp, in October 2015, …
Three Thiago Alternatives for Liverpool

Three Thiago Alternatives for Liverpool

The Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool rumours continue to circulate. According to reports from every country that isn't England, the 29-year-old Spaniard will join the Reds after the completion of Bayern's Champions League campaign in August. The ludicrously talented former Barcelona linchpin would be a fantastic addition to the English champions' squad, but the rumours of his impending move still seems out of kilter with Liverpool's transfer approach. Invariably, Fenway Sports Group, the club's owners, have stuck to their recruitment principles …
Liverpool positive PR spin is actually a negative

Liverpool positive PR spin is actually a negative

Sometimes, the PR offensive used by the club to justify something can be a little tiring. In the aftermath of missing out on Timo Werner, journalists close to the club opted to use what would’ve been the total cost of the deal to bring the Germany international to Anfield as opposed to just the transfer fee.  In truth, the cost of a transfer should be known. It should be used like transfer fees are used so there’s a little more …
How FSG treat Liverpool like an American sports franchise

How FSG treat Liverpool like an American sports franchise

A few years back now, I entertained the idea that football could soon follow American sports by essentially getting rid of transfer fees. With more and more players looking to move on free transfers, the next logical step was either inserting reasonable release clauses into every single contract or accepting that a player will be with the club for, say, a guaranteed five years before moving on.  The latter seemed the more obvious path. Release clauses often cause more harm …
Werner and FSG: Why It's Okay To Be Somewhere In The Middle

Werner and FSG: Why It's Okay To Be Somewhere In The Middle

It has been a while. With no football on the radar during the COVID-19 shutdown, Liverpool supporters have been reduced to reminiscing about lifting their ninteenth league title in July. With the Reds looking certain to win the Premier League at a canter this season after thirty years of hurt, the other positive developments for the club came off the pitch, in the transfer market. There has always been one player who appears to be a dead cert to sign …
The FSG perspective: Why signing Werner was never going to happen

The FSG perspective: Why signing Werner was never going to happen

In the two years of nearly unbridled on-the-pitch success that have hailed since the devastation of the Champions League final in Kyiv, the phenomenon of the LFC transfer saga meltdown is one that has been a distant and bitter memory – serving solely as a timely reminder of just how sweet the present-day existence of a Liverpool fan has been. However, the prolonged period of online peacetime was abruptly ended last night, as a hailstorm of fury exploded across the …
FSG do the right thing with u-turn in staff furlough decision

FSG do the right thing with u-turn in staff furlough decision

Liverpool FC owners FSG overturned their initial decision to furlough non-playing staff members after it was met with huge disapproval by the club's fanbase. The owners had announced that the club would use the furloughing 'option' so certain non-playing staff would receive up to 80% of their wages from the government. The club would then pay the remaining 20% so none of the staff was down on earnings. However, the decision went down very badly in the football world. LFC, …
Anfield Road: Ambition & Angst

Anfield Road: Ambition & Angst

When Fenway Sports Group took over Liverpool Football Club in 2010 the team played in front of 45,276 at full capacity. The club were in dire straits at the time, narrowly avoiding administration. The incredible success we take for granted now was inconceivable in those dark days. The future of Anfield was unclear. The new owners very well could have made the decision to build a new stadium in Stanley Park or away from Anfield completely. The hurdles the club …
Four Years Of Jürgen Klopp - Part 1 Belief & Unity

Four Years Of Jürgen Klopp - Part 1 Belief & Unity

Next week will mark four years since Jürgen Klopp took charge at Anfield and began the process of transforming the Reds from Premier League also-rans into one of the dominant teams in world football. Over the next few days I’ll be reminiscing about some of the crucial games and moments that have stood out along that incredible journey. We begin with this: Liverpool 2-2 West Bromwich Albion - 13 December 2015 Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Skrtel, Moreno, Henderson, Can, …
Trademark Liverpool

Trademark Liverpool

I don’t know what the big problem is. “We are Liverpool, tra la la la la,” easily changes to, “We are Liverpool, all rights reserved, we’re the best football team in the land.” Adam Lallana won’t have much to do this season. Imagine the pride he would take in slapping TM’s on every road sign leading into the city. Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve had an off-pitch controversy, and when I say, a while, I mean several days. …
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